West Africa By Cheyenne, ar'Mani, jocelyn and marcus

In my drawing I drew two kids walking to school, and another one just watching them, and sulking because they can't attend school with the handful of children that do.I drew this because in West Africa not all kids get to go to school. The kids that do go to school are supposedly better off not going at all because of how much the education is lacking. I drew this because it shows the lack of education in west africa.

In west africa the lack of education is horrible, an estimated 101 million children not in school, more than half are girls. This statistic increased when examining secondary school education. In high-income countries, 95% as many girls as boys attend primary and secondary schools. However, in sub-Saharan Africa the figure is just 60%. In west Africa about 17 million kids will never attend school. The 37 million African students that do attend school will not be that much better than the kids who don't attend school at all. Only 52% of children were enrolled in primary school. The education spending in Africa has decreased because of military spending. Over the span of 3 years students have not gained any type of schooling. Over the past decade the number of out of school children have dropped, but there are still 30 million African children not in school.

The art piece of that I drew represent the war in West Africa over land. I drew wolves fighting because they fight over land for resources and power. West Africa is in the background watching and crying to see that they destroying themselves. My artist product represents war on land in West Africa

At the base of these wars is the rich normal assets each of these poor nations hold of timber, oil or precious stones, aggravated by and large by the remote extractive uuventures nearness, their misty, unreported installments to the administrations and the legislatures hazy, unreported utilization of the cash to make and store wars. The wars effectively create a diversion, as the nations and their escaping, dislodged residents are victimized of their nations characteristic assets, effortlessly changed over to money, for the individual utilize and fortunes of decision gatherings. Tribal clash is purposely threatened, so it can be reprove for the conflict.

This picture is an example of sexism in west Africa. Females in west Africa are not allowed jobs that men would have. Females are expected to stay home to cook clean and do everything around the house. As where men can go out and find a job .

The gender dynamics of the Chibok crisis signals a worrying trend across the African continent, as religious fundamentalist views and take hold and find their place not just in fringe extremists, but in capturing policies and actions of the state and, perhaps more worryingly, the popular imagination.

In some countries, a wife is legally at the same level as a child, pupil or servant.

In the past decade religious fundamentalists have used women's rights as a "soft target" in their moves to capture social and political power across the African region. Take the invasion of northern Mali in early 2012 - women were the first focus of fundamentalist policy with edicts policing women's dress codes and labor in public.

These trends act as warning signs, demonstrating that we need to keep interrogating the continuum of political thinking that can lead to the violent enforcement of very narrow, exclusionary and deeply sexist ways of ordering society

The fundamentalist control of women is specific and targeted, focusing squarely on women's bodies and sexual and reproductive autonomy.

At the base of these wars is the rich normal assets each of these poor nations hold of timber, oil or precious stones, aggravated by and large by the remote extractive uuventures nearness, their misty, unreported installments to the administrations and the legislatures hazy, unreported utilization of the cash to make and store wars. The wars effectively create a diversion, as the nations and their escaping, dislodged residents are victimized of their nations characteristic assets, effortlessly changed over to money, for the individual utilize and fortunes of decision gatherings. Tribal clash is purposely threatened, so it can be reprove for the conflict.

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