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Two years on and still waiting for justice - Why we cannot forget Rohingya children

13-year-old *Fatima is aware of the importance of school. She fled violence in Myanmar two years ago with nothing. She now lives in the world’s biggest refugee camp with her parents, two sisters...

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Child Marriage criminalised by law in Mozambique

After almost two years of extensive collaborative and advocacy work, the Parliament in Mozambique approved the Law on Prevention and Combat of Premature Unions (child marriages). The new law aims...

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ECOWAS takes another important step towards ending child marriage

The 33rd summit of the African Union was held from July 6-7 2019 in Niger with a strong participation of delegations from Africa and across the world. ECOWAS (Community of West African States)...

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The Power of Us – Three inspirational young women inspired to use their power for change after Women Deliver 

Earlier this month, more than 50 colleagues from all over Save the Children came together in Vancouver, Canada, to advocate for gender equality and the rights of girls and women at Women Deliver...

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The Power of Us, and our Capacity to Empower Women in Childbirth

Earlier this month, I represented Save the Children at Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest gender equality conference, to help with overall logistics and to advocate for our main Health and...

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How will you use your power?

I studied at a Peruvian public school for women and they have never told us how to protect ourselves from a pregnancy. My parents always watched over my education and told me that I had to go to...

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Diary of a Changemaker: Shalini at the Women Deliver conference 2019

Shalini is a 24 year old young changemaker from India who got the chance to represent the issues of many young girls in India at the prestigious Women’s Deliver Conference 2019, due to a joint...

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Dominican Republic, Give us a Hand Campaign, against child marriage. 

Co-authored by Marian Cortes, Program Quality Manager,  Katherine de la Cruz Project Coordinator & Stefania Minniti Regional Advocacy-Campaigns Manager, LAC...

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Facing sexual violence in Huánuco, Peru

Jhamshary makes a difference...

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From Nigeria to the UNGA, girl champion Maryam campaigns to end child marriage

In West and Central Africa, girls are amongst the most excluded and vulnerable groups, often faced with gender-based injustice, These often lead to to life-changing consequences such as unequal...

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Sierra Leone launches its national strategy to reduce teenage pregnancy and child marriage! 

The inequality and vulnerability faced by women and girls in Sierra Leone is among the worst in the world. This especially the case for adolescent girls- 39% of girls are married before the age of...

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Taking the cause of girls' rights to public on International Day of the Girl

It is tragic that girls are one of the most marginalised groups in Pakistani society. Did you know that 12.4 million girls are out of school and approximately 21% of the girls in Pakistan are...

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