issue: Protection that no child especially girls take a direct part in hostilities and no child is recruited as a solider


Girl Child Network (GCN) is a Network of over 300 organizations working to improve the status of children in Zimbabwe with special emphasis on the education of the girl child. GCN came into being, primarily to mainstream children activities with a focus on the girl child in the development sector through advocacy, information sharing and strengthening of children programming in Zimbabwe .

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Calling on Nigeria to Take Adequate and Effective Action to Protect the Rights of the Girl Victims

The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition (SOAWR) joins the global community in condemning the abduction of over 276 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014 and Nigeria’s subsequent failure to take immediate action to ensure their safe return and continued protection. The schoolgirls were taking exams when members of Boko Haram stormed the all-girl secondary school near Chibok in Northeast Nigeria and forced the teenage schoolgirls into trucks, kidnapping and transporting them to remote camps in Northern Nigeria, including Madayi, Dogon Chuku, Meri and Kangarwa.1 Upon splitting up and dispersing the girls into several different camps, Boko

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