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Note to a teacher

Mrs. Rosalind Ho, my English teacher in lower secondary school, passed away in mid-April this year.

I last saw her some 28 years ago, when I completed my secondary education. Seeing her obituary reignited memories of my teenage years, underscoring the indelible mark she left on me personally and professionally.

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06.06.2017 | 11:43

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Sanitary pad crowdfunding unsettles Uganda’s elite

Ugandan girls are missing school because they can’t afford hygiene products. Activists are helping out, but a crowdfunding campaign to buy millions of sanitary pads has fallen foul of the country’s authoritarian regime.

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25.04.2017 | 14:21

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Terre des Femmes says, ‘End child marriage!’

Child1Child marriage impedes a girl’s education and fosters violence. It must be eradicated, says Monika Michell from the women’s rights organization Terre des Femmes.

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23.12.2016 | 13:37

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‘Sonita,’ the Afghan teen who raps to end child marriage

Sonita1Her family wanted to sell her as a bride. An Iranian film director saved her by breaking the main rule of documentary filmmaking: do not interfere. The story became one of the best documentaries of the year, “Sonita.”

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23.12.2016 | 13:03

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Afghan woman defies odds to pursue her dream

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In a country where daughters are locked up and music is frowned upon by fundamentalist extremists, Negin Khpalwak is determined to become Afghanistan’s first female conductor.

Date

10.08.2016 | 15:55

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