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Girls Should be Students, not Brides

Globally, at least 25,000 children are married every day. 1 in 9 marry before the age of 15. Although the prevalence of child marriage worldwide has received more coverage in…

December 7, 2015


How Toilets Can Make Schools Safer

Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, collectively known as WASH, aren’t usually the first thing that comes to mind for women’s rights advocates and activists, least of all during 16 Days…

December 4, 2015


When Educating Girls Means Putting Your Life on the Line

[caption id="attachment_66081" align="aligncenter" width="624"] Fawzia Nawabi, investigator at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Mazar-e-Sharif, gathers information in a local women's prison.[/caption] By Elsie De Laere, Afghanistan country specialist In Afghanistan,…

November 30, 2015


Take Action to End Child Marriage on International Youth Day

[caption id="attachment_63101" align="aligncenter" width="2300"] Groom and underage bride during a mass marriage in Malda, India. March 2, 2006. Child marriage, which is illegal under international law and prohibited in many…

August 12, 2015

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Burkina Faso – Elections cannot ignore women’s crisis

Burkina Faso must urgently tackle the nationwide crisis where forced and early marriage, unwanted pregnancy and lacking sex education reduce hundreds of thousands of girls and women to second class…

July 15, 2015