Suzanne harrington To the fizzing excitement of millions of tweens everywhere, the Disney movie Frozen II is almost upon us. This time Elsa and Anna will take off somewhere even more frozen, accompanied by a freezer full of songs and Olaf the snowman. Cue merchandising tsunami. As before, it’s the sisters who are the stars of the show; there is no male lead. No prince, no hero, no rescuer. The heroines are self-rescuing.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2019
Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai was greeted with cheers by dozens of young women in north-eastern Nigeria, where she spoke out for the many girls abducted under Boko Haram's deadly insurgency.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai spent her 19th birthday visiting the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after 25 years.
Wed, 13 Jul, 2016
meets Laura Bates, author of ‘Girl Up’, a guide for girls, young women, and parents, on modern-day sexism and its insidious nature. The book has advice on how to counter the training all girls get in how not to use their voices
Wed, 08 Jun, 2016
The eurozone summit has reached a unanimous agreement on the Greek bailout; A Co Laois community is grief-stricken after three friends died in a horror crash over the weekend; Minister Alex White has defended the new national postcode system as accurate, despite a number of complaints.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
Girls in at least 70 countries have faced threats, violent attacks and other abuse for trying to go to school over the past five years, the UN human rights office has revealed. A report by the Geneva-based body noted that, despite some progress, girls still face difficulty getting an education in many countries around the world.
Tue, 10 Feb, 2015
Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
A former US diplomat honoured with an international peace award for his ill-fated efforts to secure political agreement in the North has said he would willingly give it up in exchange for the deal he strived for.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2014