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6 youth standing with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development

Harnessing the power of our youth’s voices

Guest blogger | Jun 29, 2017

Adolescents, make up 1.2 billion of the world’s population. For such a large population, they are often overlooked. But this is starting to change. Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) there has been a growing emphasis on [...] Read more »

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Meet 4 dads fighting for girls’ rights

Desiree Buitenbos | Jun 13, 2017

In communities around the world, fathers play an important role in creating more equal environments where daughters and wives can become empowered, and sons can learn how to stand up for the girls and women in their lives. When a [...] Read more »

5 ways to end child marriage

Desiree Buitenbos | May 15, 2017

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 | Apr 18, 2017

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 »