Bulletin On SDGs, Education, Gender, Conflict/Extremism & Development – Nigeria Female & Male Education Scorecards (Day of Girl Child 2015)

Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service Empowering Citizens & Communities; Building Policy Capacity for Improved Governance; With Multisectoral Evidence – for Sustainable Development Goals Join Us For More Info On Twitter- @AfriDevInfo SDGs, Education, Gender, Conflict/Extremism & Development – Nigeria Female & Male Education Scorecards (Day of Girl Child 2015) #DayOfTheGirl To commemorate the first Day of Girl Child of the Post 2015 SDG era, Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service (Afri-Dev.Info) and partners have issued female and male gender comparison education scorecards covering 36 states of Nigeria, and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory. The scorecards focus on: New Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education; Goal 5 on Gender Equality; & Goal 10 on Reducing Inequality Within & Among Countries (#GenderGap In Education) Multisectoral links between the above SDGs including: clear majority of males not having access to education in most of Northern Nigeria, Boko Haram extremism in North East Nigeria, conflict, hostility to education (especially female education) violence against women & girls including widespread abductions and forced / child ‘marriage’. Educational aspects of the proposed plan by the National Assembly for reconstruction of North East Nigeria ravaged by BokoHaram extremist conflict. The recommendations: Call for a joint public panel of the soon to be inaugurated Senate and House of Representatives Committees – on Gender, Education and Employment to look into the circumstances behind: The massive failure of governments / education systems of especially 11 worst performing states to provide education for the great majority of women and girls. The implications of having a majority of millions of uneducated, unemployable men and boys, potentially indoctrinated... read more

Bulletin on Maternal Death – Africa’s Health Inequity Against Women & End of MDGs 2015 / Post 2015 Review Maternal Mortality Scorecard

Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service Empowering Citizens & Communities; Building Policy Capacity for Improved Governance; With Multisectoral Evidence – for Sustainable Development Goals Join Us For More Info On Twitter- @AfriDevInfo  2015 MDGs Review / Post 2015 SDGs Preview Scorecard On Maternal Death – Africa’s Health Inequity Against WomenDespite Relative Progress – African Governments Still Failing Women Citizens As Health Ministers Hold Last Conference Of MDGs Era – 16/17 April 2015, In EthiopiaHighlights*Maternal Mortality Ratio In Africa As The MDGs Draw To An End & New Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Beckon – 38 Out Of 55 African Countries Still Have High Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) Of Over 300 Maternal Deaths Per 100,000 Live Births. 16 African Countries Have Very High Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) Of Over 500 Maternal Deaths Per 100,000 Live Births – Global Highest. Sierra Leone Has Worlds Highest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) – Of 1,100 Deaths Per 100,000 Live Births. Followed By 15 Other African Countries With Very High MMR Of Over 500: Chad (980); Central African Republic (880); Somalia (850); Burundi (740); Democratic Republic of the Congo (730); South Sudan (730); Côte d’Ivoire (720); Guinea (650); Liberia (640); Niger (630); Cameroon (590); Guinea-Bissau (560); Nigeria (560); Mali (550); And Malawi (510).   *Lifetime Risk Of Maternal Death – Also Remains Highest In Africa Highest Lifetime Risk Of Maternal Death Is In Chad – 1 in 15; Followed By 9 Other Countries With High 1 In 18 to 1 In 30 Risk Of Maternal Death: Somalia 1 in 18; Niger 1 in 20; Sierra Leone 1 in 21; Burundi 1 in... read more

Bulletin on Africa Finance Ministers Conference 2015: Evidence Demonstrates African Govts Not Investing Enough In Health & Key Determinants To Prevent / Tackle Epidemics

Empowering Citizens & Communities; Building Policy Capacity for Improved Governance; With Multisectoral Evidence – for Sustainable Development Goals   (Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service) Join us on Twitter @AfriDevInfo Highlights: Comparative Infographics On Health Investment In Africa: Impact On Selected Diseases; Life Expectancy; Productivity & Economic Growth. Published Alongside Conference Of African Ministers Of Finance Holding 30/31 March 2015 in Ethiopia – On Theme Of Financing For Development Key Lesson Of Ebola – Like Malaria & HIV Before It: Evidence From Financing Shortfalls Demonstrates That Despite Numerous Declarations (& Relative Progress) – African Governments Including Finance Ministers Are Not Yet Fully Convinced That Health Investment Is The Key To Sustainable Development. Domestic Resource Mobilisation Is Key To Meeting Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals; & Africa 2063 Agenda (Improved Tax Base; & Innovative/Dedicated Financing Such As Airline; Tourism; Or TeleComs Tax Are Crucial; As Well As Ending Illicit Financial Outflows). Ebola Like Malaria, HIV etc Before It Demonstrates Need For An Africa Human Resources For Health Development Fund (Health Systems Cannot Function Without Health Workers, & Africa Cannot Borrow Health Workers To Prevent Epidemics). African Economies & Societies Loose More – In Terms Of Lives Lost, Under-developed Human Capital, Disruptions & Lost Productivity – Than It Would Cost To Prevent Epidemics. Join us on Twitter @AfriDevInfo Malaria is especially dangerous to children & pregnant women. In 2012, malaria which is preventable & treatable – killed an estimated 482,000 children under 5 years of age. That is 1,300 children every day. Or one child almost every minute. 13 years after its first special Summit on HIV-Africa still suffers the most... read more

Bulletin On 13 Reasons To End Forced/Underage/Child ‘Marriage’ – The Most Wide Spread Abuse & S*xual Exploitation of Girl Children: 2015 Africa Scorecard – Looking Beyond #CSW59 & #Beijing20

Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service Empowering Citizens & Communities; Building Policy Capacity for Improved Governance; With Multisectoral Evidence – for Sustainable Development Goals Join Us For More Info On Twitter- @AfriDevInfo  Support Africa Campaign To End Underage/Child/Forced ‘Marriage’ on Twitter- @End2ChildAbuse 2015 Africa Scorecard On Underage/Child/Forced ‘Marriage’ – Looking Beyond #CSW59 & #Beijing20 Review As #CSW59 & #Beijing20 Review Come To An End, Afri-Dev & Partners Publish Special Scorecard To Promote Government Accountability On Ending Underage/Child/Forced ‘Marriage’ At An Estimated 14 Million African Girl Children A Year – Victims of Underage/Child/Forced ‘Marriage’ – Projections Are That By 2030, End Year Of New Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals – An Estimated 210 million Girls/Women Will Be In The Hands of A Captor/Abuser – Making Underage/Child/Forced ‘Marriage’ The Most Wide Spread Institutionalised Abuse & Sexual Exploitation Of Girl Children Permitted Or Tolerated by ‘Law’, ‘Culture’ Or ‘Tradition’. Scorecard & Factsheet Highlight Negative Multisectoral Implications Of Underage/Child/Forced ‘Marriage’ For: Girls/Women’s Human Rights; Health; Human Development; Governance; Population; Economy; Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals & #Africa2063 Agenda The Astonishing Projections On This Immoral ‘Legality’ Will Almost Certainly Obliterate Africa’s Hopes Of Meeting Sustainable Development Goals – On Girl Child Education; Reproductive, Maternal & Child Health; Women’s Economic Empowerment; Women’s Political Participation; Overall Poverty Reduction & Will Almost Certainly Trigger An Epidemic of Fistula, Cervical Cancer Amongst Others. To Facilitate Better Understanding – Partners Call On Development Agencies & Government’s To End All Classification Of Minor’s/Girl Children Under 18 Years Of Age As ‘Women’ In Development Indicators – & Adopt A Unified & More Appropriate Classification Of – “Girl Child” Or... read more

Bulletin On #GenderEqualityInDanger – As Govts Fail To Protect Women & Girls From Violence – & From Negative Socialisation To Accept Gender Based Violence As Normal – Countdown To International #WomensDayMarch8

Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service Empowering Citizens & Communities; Building Policy Capacity for Improved Governance; With Multisectoral Evidence – for Sustainable Development Goals Join us on Twitter @AfriDevInfo A Re-Publication To Promote Government Accountability on Gender Equality & Women’s Rights In The Run Up To International #WomensDayMarch8 2015 #GenderEqualityInDanger -As Govts Fail To #ProtectWomenAndGirls From Violence – & From Negative Socialization To Accept Gender Based Violence As Normal 10 Most Affected African Countries Below -For Others See Full Scorecard & Data  Tables Also Available For Online & Social Media  Key Highlights: The Chilling Role of Epidemic Levels of Gender Based Violence – in Undermining African & Global Development Goals on Girl Child Education; HIV, Reproductive, Sexual, Maternal & Child Health; Women’s Economic Empowerment; & Political Representation. Heads of State & Governments Called on to Establish / Strengthen Independent National Gender & Equality Commissions in 2015 in All Countries (as Key Action of “AU Year of Women’s Empowerment”) – with Mandate for Full Multisectoral Domestication of AU Protocol to the African Charter on Rights of Women – in Force Since 2005 – But Not Implemented. Call for AU Africa 2063 Agenda; Global Post 2015 Development Goals & Outcomes of Beijing+20 Review – to Include Trackable Programatic Commitments, Goals & Targets – with Legislative & Budget Support – to Eradicate Epidemic Levels of Violence Against Girls & Women. Call for Establishment of Independent Global Gender Equality Commission – of Eminent Persons, Experts & Campaigners – With Mandate to Report on Bi-Annual Progress on Gender Based Violence & Discrimination. Call for 2015 16 Days Of Activism To #EndViolenceAgainstWomen – To... read more

Bulletin On The New Scorecard Sheds Light on Boko Haram Anti-Education Stance – 52% of Males in North East Nigeria Have Had No Access to Education (Up to 83% & 63% in Yobe & Borno State’s Alone) – Nigeria Education, Governance, Peace & Security Scorecard

Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service Empowering Citizens & Communities; Building Policy Capacity for Improved Governance; With Multisectoral Evidence – for Sustainable Development Goals   (Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service) Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Ban Ki Moon (UN Secretary General) “Eliminating terrorism requires international solidarity and a multifaceted approach – among the many tools we must use, we must also tackle the underlying conditions that provide violent extremist groups the opportunity to take root. It’s peaceful societies and respect for human rights.  It’s education, jobs and real opportunity. It’s leaders who listen to their people and uphold the rule of law. Missiles may kill terrorists.  But good governance kills terrorism.” Join us on Twitter @AfriDevInfo   Afri-Dev.Info Special Public Policy & Media Brief Based on New Scorecard    Addressing Linkages Between Education, Governance, Peace & Security in North East (& North West) Nigeria – Affected By Boko Haram Two  Maps Summarizing Findings of 2015 Nigeria Scorecard & Factsheet on Education & Governance (Also Available for Online & Social Media) Summary Findings & HighLights of New Scorecard & Factsheet Human And Social Development Data Sheds Light on Boko Haram Anti-Education Stance – In North East Nigeria Most Affected By The Insurgency – 52.4% Of All Males Over Age Of 6 Have Not Had Access To Any Form Of  Education Boko Haram’s Exponential Growth May Owe More To Its Skillful Exploitation Of Weak Governance, Poor Human Development & Socio-Economic Conditions Rather Than ‘Military Might’ In Yobe And Borno States (2 Of The States Under States... read more

Bulletin 2015 African Union Heads of State Assembly (Jan 30-31) – on Theme of “Year of Women’s’ Empowerment & Development in Africa” – New Africa Scorecard Underlines Epidemic Levels of Gender Based Violence in 45 Countries, Undermining Development Goals

Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service Empowering Citizens & Communities; Building Policy Capacity for Improved Governance; With Multisectoral Evidence – for Sustainable Development Goals Follow us on Twitter @AfriDevInfo Special Publication & Editorial   African Union Heads of State Assembly, Ethiopia, January 30th – 31st 2015 – on Theme of “Year of Women’s Empowerment & Development in Africa“. Editorial Statement; Highlights of Findings, & Recommendations from New 2015 Africa Scorecard & Factsheet on Violence Against Girls & Women. Key Highlights The Chilling Role of Epidemic Levels of Gender Based Violence – in Undermining African & Global Development Goals on Girl Child Education; HIV, Reproductive, Sexual, Maternal & Child Health; Women’s Economic Empowerment; & Political Representation. Record Levels of Boys & Men Justify Gender Based Violence – & in 45 African Countries Between 16% and 83% of ADOLESCENT GIRLS Aged 15 to 19 Years Negatively Socialised & Indoctrinated to Accept & Justify Gender Based Violence as Normal – Including Over 50% in 28 countries. Heads of State & Governments Called on to Establish / Strengthen Independent National Gender & Equality Commissions in 2015 in All Countries (as Key Action of “AU Year of Women’s Empowerment”) – with Mandate for Full Multisectoral Domestication of Protocol to the African Charter on Rights of Women – in Force Since 2005 – But Not Implemented. Call for AU Africa 2063 Agenda; Global Post 2015 Development Goals & Outcomes of Beijing+20 Review – to Include Trackable Programatic Commitments, Goals & Targets – with Legislative and Budget Support – to Eradicate Epidemic Levels of Violence Against Girls & Women. Call for Establishment of Independent Global... read more

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