Opinion

Ni Nyampinga journalist Rahmat Umuhoza: empowering girls in Rwanda to take up life-saving vaccines

Rahmat Umuhoza (middle in photo) is a 23-year-old advocate for young girls and one of six girl journalists at Ni Nyampinga. Rahmat will play an important role in creating new Ni Nyampinga content as Gavi, Girl Effect and the Government of Rwanda partner to reduce gender barriers to immunisation and improve vaccine coverage in Rwanda. Here, …

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How girls in Rwanda are taking control of their education and future with Ni Nyampinga and UNICEF

On the first ever UN International Day of Education, UNICEF estimates that around the world there are 32m girls of primary school age and 29m of lower secondary school age not in school. But enrolment is only part of the problem. Issues like unwanted pregnancies and low social expectations for girls mean keeping them in …

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Why all girls need role models

Girl Effect brands use inspirational real-life and fictional characters to expand girls’ horizons. Almost all of us can name someone who has positively influenced our life, and it is human nature to look to our peers for inspiration and guidance. That’s why role models are a key part of Girl Effect’s culture brands. In the …

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Springster: What gets girls talking online?

Springster is a global mobile-first platform, which celebrates the diverse, inspirational and convention-defying experiences of girls all over the world. Accessible on any device and tailored for lower bandwidth speeds in over 50 countries, Springster publishes unique content every month in 13 languages, using formats from listicles and interviews to multimedia and infographics. Khwezi Magwaza, Editorial …

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