This is the story of Shukuru, a 13-year-old girl who is a student in the 4th year of primary school. A victim of discrimination, she was unable to start school at 6 years of age like her brothers.
For the International Day of the Girl Child, Eunice became Ambassador for one day and was the spokesperson of the cause of all the girls in the DRC.
Last June, DRC saw many of its major towns celebrate the Day of the African Child. The focus this year was on speeding up efforts to end child marriages and Ruth, a Young Reporter from Mbandaka Province, covered the events which included solid advocacy activities.
Ruth is a Young Reporter in DRC’s Equateur Province and one cause that she is particularly committed to is that of child marriage. Figures, observations, recommendations, she’s researched the subject extremely well. Make sure you read her article!