Regina Agyare is steadily breaking into the male-dominated IT sector in Ghana. One code at a time, her journey in overcoming challenges that she faces as a women is gradually progressing.
Many girls in Uganda skip school because they cannot afford sanitary pads. As a result, some lag behind in class, jeopardizing their future. A Ugandan artist has found a way to help, teaching girls in Kampala how to make their own sanitary pads.
A UNESCO report estimates that one in ten girls in Sub-Saharan Africa miss school during their menstrual cycle due to a lack of sanitary products. Some even drop out of school altogether. Ugandan Artist Sadat Nduhira is teaching school girls in Kampala how to make their own reusable pads and provides them with a safe space to discuss their issues.
When a girl is in trouble, three ordinary Ethiopian girls transform into hooded, flying superheroes with magic powers. The comic series, Tibeb Girls, has managed to put spotlight on the lives of Ethiopian women and girls and has found a way of taking on societal taboos topics.
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