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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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Brisa's innovation counters the cold and improves children’s health

Brisa is 17 years old and is in her last year of high school. Her school – Virgen de Copacabana B - is located in the 8th district of El Alto, one of the most populated and poorest areas of 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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Breakthrough in education for migrant children in Thailand  

Save the Children Thailand has been campaigning for migrant children’s rights to access basic quality education. Although an Education for All policy exists, over 225,000 migrant children are still...

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Young advocates urge Sierra Leone presidential candidates to address child rights issues for national development 

In the build up to Sierra Leone’s highly anticipated presidential debate held on the 15th February, young advocates participated in a special edition of “This Day Show” on African Young Voices TV...

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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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Children are speaking up: are we ready to listen?

Originally published in The Daily Star....

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Making politics child-friendly!

Save the Children Netherlands developed the first ever child friendly version of the Dutch coalition agreement, which contains the governments’ plans for the next four years. This child friendly...

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Tea companies and Save the Children help raise the bar for child protection

On Monday 19 February at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, Save the Children in partnership with Kelani Valley Plantations and Talawakelle Tea Estates...

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Books for every last child

Last year  the UNESCO Institute for Statistic published alarming new estimates of the number of children that aren’t achieving the basics in reading and maths....

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