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Girls
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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International day of the Girl: let’s celebrate a girl who's rewriting the future

Education is a potential game-changer for gender equality. It can provide a critical foundation for girls’ empowerment, set them on a pathway to meaningful employment and economic independence, and...

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Girls’ rights in Kosovo: A blog by Trina, our girl delegate

Trina Hoti is 17 years old, was born in and lives in Prishtina, the capital city of Kosovo. She is currently a girl delegate at the European Week of Action for Girls in Brussels where she is...

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It’s time to ban child marriage in Lebanon

It took a great deal of bravery to save Rana’s future. Having been forced to suspend her education and stay away from her family for the sake of getting married at 14, her life would soon become a...

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The fight is not over yet! - interview with Nafisa Yusuf on the Approval of the Sexual Offences Law in Somaliland

I recently met 13-year old Salma* in one of the settlements for the Internally Displaced People on the outskirts of Hergeisa, Somaliland.  She was heavily pregnant. Everything seems to be a...

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Empowered Girls, Empowered Future – Bringing Local Solutions to Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage to the Global Stage

On 12 June 2018 we partnered with Girls Not Brides, United Nations agencies and NGOs to organize a roundtable event in Geneva. This event was held to mark one year since the United Nations (UN)...

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Reaction to G7 commitment to girls education in crises 

Originally published in Hill Times. ...

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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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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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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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Empowering girls like her: Tanuja campaigns for change in India  

Tanuja lived through the harrowing experience of being a child domestic worker after she left her very poor household in the Mouli Kalitala village of Malancha in India, for the city of Kolkata...

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