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Making #TheInvisibles Visible Among the Youth of India 

“At an age when we are supposed to go to school and get to play with friends, we are forced to earn a living instead. Chhotu (small child), Kalu (dark-skinned), Gudiya (doll) – these are just some...

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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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Uganda's new Education Response Plan launched for Africa’s biggest refugee crisis

The bell for class rings and 200 children clamber over each other to try and find a place to sit. Those who can’t find a place on the benches peer in through the open windows, trying to hear the...

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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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The role of children in reimagining democracy: what would it take for a generation of children to be considered part of democratic societies?

Co-authored by Sarah Rose (Head of Advocacy Impact Accountability and Learning at SCI) and Ulrika Cilliers (Global Advocacy Manager, SC Denmark). Published first on Civicus....

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Government of Mali adopts bill on Universal Health Insurance

On 20 June, the Government of Mali adopted a bill on Universal Health Insurance (RAMU in French). RAMU is a new social protection system in health that aims to provide the Malian population with a...

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Save the Children Georgia leads the Inclusive Education System Strengthening Efforts on Legislative and Policy Levels

Equal opportunities in education are vital for the effective realization of other human rights. While the legislation of Georgia explicitly provides the fundamental right to education and prohibits...

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New "include" project launches to get children back into school

Photo: 'Team Up' activities carried out by War Child Holland...

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Putting the voices of children and adolescents first

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a guide for people to have an impact on the world with small actions. With them, we can end inequalities, poverty, hunger and create a culture of peace....

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Still left behind? New research underscores the need for urgent action

“The SDGs are achievable, we’re just not achieving them”...

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Our Girl Champions write the foreword of our new Leave No One Behind report

Our Girl Champions, Xhorda from Albania, Saleha from India, and Maryam from Nigeria have teamed to together to write the foreword in our latest Leave No One Behind report. Read it below:...

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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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