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Ending child marriage: an urgent and unfinished agenda

As a father of girls, I often pause to reflect on how my daughters’ opportunities contrast with those of earlier generations.

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Education is like oxygen for us

Those are the words of Shadia*, an adolescent refugee girl living in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. She knows that she cannot survive and thrive without a good education. She knows it’s the...

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Increased budget for maternal newborn health in Tanzania

Co-authored by John Engels, Director of Advocacy, Communications and Knowledge Management, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children US...

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What impact has the Every Last Child campaign had in 2016?

In April 2016 we launched our Every Last Child campaign in over 70 countries. In the past year, we have seen incredible successes, progress and outcomes at national, regional and international...

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Over 100 co-sponsors joined our UN resolution to eliminate child, early and forced marriage!

On 17th November the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution on Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) this is a notable win in our global and national efforts to end child marriage by 2030. The...

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Tanzania's High Court Outlaws Child Marriage- a significant win for the girls of Tanzania

Tanzania has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world. Although child marriage rates in Tanzania have decreased in recent years, they remain unacceptably high. Save the Children has...

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A striking photo series on refugee children by Patrick Willocq

Award-winning photographer Patrick Willocq has produced a striking new series of images depicting what it’s really like to be a refugee child. The photos, commissioned by Save the Children in...

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Progress for children isn’t possible without progress for girls

This first appeared on Disrupt&Innovate, weekly blogs for civil society professionals, leaders & activists....

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Taking a Stand for Girls Like Asha and Aminatta at Women Deliver

When Asha was just 13 years old, her parents moved away, so she had to move in with her aunts in Tanzania. Because her aunts wouldn’t pay her school fees, she had to drop out of school. That same...

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Haki Yake (her rights) in Tanzania

Witness Mwaijaga is a popular Tanzanian singer. She knows the problems of children in her country and recently composed a song on child marriage, a focus of Save the Children's Every Last Child...

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