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How to measure complex social change? Don’t make it so complex

A few years ago, Save the Children International set out to rethink measurement systems for campaigning. As we tried to ensure the system was credible and rigorous in the eyes of our monitoring and...

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Know me for my abilities!

On 21 March 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia, Sargis, a ten-year-old boy with Down syndrome decided to break the country’s norms and wear a waiter’s apron to help a bakery sell some of their goods as part...

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Cambodia on its way to quality education as education budget increases to 2.4 percent  

In recent years, the Royal Government of Cambodia has been steadily increasing budget investment for Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS). However, the details of how the budget was...

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Myanmar takes first public steps to fight Breast Milk Substitute

Myanmar has now taken first public steps towards a yearlong campaign to fight BMS (Breast Milk Substitute) and support breastfeeding. It was definitely not an easy feat for Myanmar to endorse a...

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Refugee Education: the time to act is now 

Over half of the world’s registered refugees of school age – some 3.5 million children – are not in school. Refugee children are five times less likely to attend school than other children. Even...

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Parliament in Nepal passes a bill to outlaw chhaupadi

In July last year, a 15-year-old girl was found dead in a shed in Achham district, Nepal. She was a ninth grader at the local Rastra Bhasha Secondary School. The police officer investigating the...

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Brisa's innovation counters the cold and improves children’s health

Brisa is 17 years old and is in her last year of high school. Her school – Virgen de Copacabana B - is located in the 8th district of El Alto, one of the most populated and poorest areas of the...

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Rwenzori district leaders to adopt Save the Children program model into operation wealth creation

Youth in Action is a six-year program that Save the Children has been implementing in Kabarole, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo and Kasese districts in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation. The program -...

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Breakthrough in education for migrant children in Thailand  

Save the Children Thailand has been campaigning for migrant children’s rights to access basic quality education. Although an Education for All policy exists, over 225,000 migrant children are still...

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Young advocates urge Sierra Leone presidential candidates to address child rights issues for national development 

In the build up to Sierra Leone’s highly anticipated presidential debate held on the 15th February, young advocates participated in a special edition of “This Day Show” on African Young Voices TV...

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A 17 year old's journey of eliminating child marriages in her village

Originally published in The Stories of Change ...

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17-year old Saleha is shattering menstruation taboos

Saleha Khan, who grew up in a slum in Mumbai city, is breaking taboos on menstruation in her community, and challenging the hush-hush attitude with parents, teachers and the wider community....

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