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Improving girls’ lives in Nigeria

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 11, 2016
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43% of girls are married in Nigeria before they turn 18, many before age 15. They are forced to leave school to attend to their new marital responsibilities and as a result many are illiterate. They are vulnerable to neglect and abuse by their husbands. These videos are part of an on-going educational and advocacy campaign to end child and forced marriage in Nigeria and improve girls’ lives. They were produced in 2016 by the Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative and their partner organizations in Nigeria.

Girls in their own voices

Girls in their own voices: Child Marriage in Nigeria

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 11, 2016
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In northern Nigeria around three quarters of all girls are married before they turn 18, many before age 15 or whenever puberty begins. Because they are then forced to leave school, 75% are illiterate. Many are neglected or abused by their husbands.

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WCLAC lodges UN complaint on behalf of local activist

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 10, 2016
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Read WCLAC’s UN Submission

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January 2016 WCLAC News Bulletin

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 9, 2016
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Read the January 2016 issue. Support WCLAC Read more about WCLAC

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December 2015 WCLAC News Bulletin

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 9, 2016
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Read the December 2015 issue

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June 2015 WCLAC News Bulletin

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 8, 2015
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Read the June 2015 issue

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WCLAC’s International Advocacy Work

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 26, 2015
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Read about the findings of Independent Commission of Inquiry-Gaza war. Support WCLAC Read more about WCLAC

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May 2015 WCLAC News Bulletin

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 10, 2015
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Read the May 2015 issue

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March 2015 WCLAC News Bulletin

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 10, 2015
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Read the March 2015 issue

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WCLAC field researcher shot during weekly demonstration

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 7, 2015
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On Friday, 3 April 2015, Manal Tamimi, an activist and field researcher with the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC), was shot in the leg by an Israeli soldier during peaceful weekly protest in the village of Nabi Saleh.

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February 2015 WCLAC News Bulletin

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 3, 2015
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Read the February 2015 issue

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Israel’s lack of cooperation leads to cancelled visit by UN rights expert to occupied Palestinian territory

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 20, 2015
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Read the Media Statement