WINDHOEK， Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's First Lady Monica Geingos said Friday that young girls should be taught about sexual rights early in life as part of efforts to empower them.
Speaking at the close of the three-day consultation conference on HIV prevention， sexual reproductive health and rights for adolescent girls and young women in Windhoek， Geingos said schools must have curriculum that covers sexual health.
The three-day conference was hosted by Namibia's health ministry together with the World Health Organization and the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
According to Geingos， the fact that schools do not teach girls about their sexual rights allows for sexual abuse especially in high schools.
She said teaching girls about their sexual rights could be part of the process of preventing sexual abuse at schools and later in life.
"They have to learn to be independent， because one day we will pass on and they will not be able to solve their problems，" Geingos said.
Parents and teachers， she said， should be free to discuss sexual matters with children so that they can find out whether the girls have been abused.
BEIJING cheap nike air max 97 , Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- China Railway Construction, one of China's largest construction companies, finished building a massive railway line in Angola on Wednesday and plans to put into operation this year.
The 1,344-km Benguela railway is the second-longest railroad built by Chinese overseas, shorter only than the 1,860-km Tanzania-Zambia Railway built in the 1970s.
It will be the longest and fastest track in the southwestern African country of Angola cheap nike air max flair , said Liu Feng, head of China Railway Construction's Angola railway project.
It connects Angola's Atlantic port of Lobito to the eastern border town of Luau, and further to the rail network of southeastern Africa's Democratic Republic of Congo.
The 67-station railway has a design speed of 90 km per hour, involving a total investment of 1.83 billion U.S. dollars, according to the company.
Liu said the Benguela railway also marks the successful application of China's railway standards in Africa.
The original Benguela railway was built in accordance with Portuguese standards and trains could only shuttle at 30 km per hour.
Liu said the rapid development of China's high-speed trains and commitment in price and quality had helped China Railway Construction win the project.
The railway, built in the form of EPC (engineering cheap nike air presto , procurement, construction), not only adopted Chinese standards, but procured all equipment from China. The project employed some 100,000 locals during construction and trained over 10,000 locals to be technicians.
The Benguela railway provides access to the inner part of Angola. When it is fully operational cheap nike air max 2018 elite , it will be able to carry 20 million tonnes of cargo and four million passengers annually, according to earlier reports.
China Railway Construction, listed in both Shanghai and Hong Kong, focuses on railway, highway and subway construction.
Dou Yixin (right) and Chen Meng make their journey across the country on kick scooters to raise awareness about autism. Photo provided to China Daily Dou Yixin (right) and Chen Meng make their journey across the country on kick scooters to raise awareness about autism. Photo provided to China Daily The 7,000-km tour ends up with a coauthored Chinese-language book cheap nike air vapormax flyknit 2018 , A Journey of Love and Loneliness. Photo provided to China Daily
A book about two men, one in his 50s and the other in his 20s, taking a 7,000-kilometer journey on kick scooters was recently published.
A Journey of Love and Loneliness tells the story of their journey across the country, from north to south. But the two men are not your typical travel buffs. The younger man has autism, and the epic trip was their way of raising awareness about the condition.
The story really began cheap nike air vapormax flyknit , however, seven years ago when Dou Yixin, a successful businessman in Beijing learned about autism from a friend who wanted to set up a rehabilitation center for children who suffered from it.
Dou had never before heard of the incurable neuro-disorder, which impairs the sufferers' ability to interact socially and to communicate properly. People with autism can have trouble integrating into society and maintaining relationships. Most patients will suffer extreme loneliness throughout their lives.
"After spending some time with autistic children I realized that they badly need attention from society, but public awareness is poor," says Dou.
The businessman started to devote himself to building a rehabilitation center.
From 2008 to 2012 cheap nike air vapormax 2018 , Dou and his friend took in about 100 children with autism and spent more than 4 million yuan ($650,000). "Most families who send their children to us are already very poor, so we charge nothing," Dou tells China Daily.
In the center's fourth year they ran out of money and had no choice but to close the doors.
"Originally, I planned to make a cross-country journey to do some final fundraising for the children," says Dou. "Like a farewell tour."
When the mother of an autistic man cheap nike air vapormax , Chen Meng, learned about Dou's plan, she asked the businessman to take Chen along on the trip.
"I initially agreed, thinking they were joking but it turned out they were serious. I was a little bit worried," says Dou. "However, we decided to give it a try."
Dou says that it is difficult to tell if someone is autistic simply by looking at them cheap nike air max 2018 mens , so when they behave childishly or unusually, they are often misunderstood and criticized.
"If more people start to understand autism and are therefore patient and understanding of the abnormal behavior of people with autism, it will be helpful for their rehabilitation," says Dou.
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