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Bhutan Child Helpline Launched

Coinciding with the international Day of the Girl Child, The National Commission for Women and Children launched the "Child Helpline 1098" with funding from Save the Children member country Hong...

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Refugee education... Hear it from the teachers!

Even with no classroom, no books, no blackboard, or no chalk – if there is a good teacher, children will learn. ...

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Save the Children and ANIM provide musical education support to working street children

Razia* is 13 years old, is a music student in grade six at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). Two years ago, she received a scholarship from ANIM as part of a joint program between...

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Venezuelan migrant crisis: From Iraq to Colombia, human suffering is the same everywhere 

As I flew into Colombia, I couldn’t help but look back at the previous nine months I had spent in Iraq. Nine months of recording stories about people losing homes, limbs and loved ones....

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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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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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Every Voice Counts: UN Puts Spotlight on Children as Human Rights Defenders

Co-authored by Lena Ingelstam and Ulrika Cilliers, Save the Children, Tor Hodenfield, CIVICUS, and Beatrice Schulter, Child Rights Connect...

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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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