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5 ways to end child marriage

Desiree Buitenbos | 1 week ago

It’s every girl’s right to choose if, who and when they marry. Yet globally, 41,000 girls are forced into child marriage every day. Early, forced and child marriage is a complex global issue that affects both boys and girls.  However, [...] Read more »

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5 myths about child marriage

Emma Hamilton-Clark | 1 month ago

Child, early and forced marriage is a harmful practice that disproportionately affects girls. Every year, 15 million girls are forced into early marriage. Imagine: that’s 1 every 2 seconds. Early marriage denies girls their childhood, limits their access to education [...] Read more »

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Clearing the path to girls’ education in Guatemala

Desiree Buitenbos | 3 months ago

Every day, girls face unique barriers that prevent them from gaining an education, and building the skills they need to create a brighter future. And for indigenous girls like 14-year-old Timotea from Guatemala, the struggle is even worse as additional prejudices [...] Read more »

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Female-only rickshaw service is driving change in Pakistan

Emma Hamilton-Clark | 3 months ago

What’s hot pink, has three wheels and provides security and empowerment for girls and women? An all-female rickshaw taxi service! This unique initiative, launched by Plan International, is quickly making headway and breaking barriers for girls and women in Pakistan. [...] Read more »

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7 wins for girls’ empowerment in 2016

Emma Hamilton-Clark | 5 months ago

As we look back on 2016, we continue to see the resilience of girls in all parts of the world. In North America we see more women participating in politics and athletics, but globally we see a growing focus on [...] Read more »