Desiree Buitenbos

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THE VENEZUELAN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRL REFUGEES IS CRITICAL

| Jun 20, 2021

Amid the ongoing global pandemic, the forced migration of Venezuelan refugees and migrants continues to result in unprecedented needs across the Latin America and Caribbean region. Read more »

4 first period stories from around the world

| May 19, 2021

What do many girls around the world have in common? Periods. Read these four stories to see how girls have experienced their first periods from Uganda to Cambodia. Read more »

How this brave 15-year-old convinced her mom to stop practicing FGM

| Apr 26, 2021

At 15, Marie refused to undergo FGM even though her mom was the local practioner. Meet this brave girl and see how she convinced her mom to change. Read more »

Meet Ayalnesh, a former child bride turned survivor, leader and defender of girls’ rights

| Apr 6, 2021

At age 12, Ayalnesh became a child bride against her will. Now, she's sharing her personal story and stopping child marriages in her community. Read more »

How can a pandemic cause a rise in violence against women and girls?

| Mar 17, 2021

Can a pandemic cause a rise in violence against women and girls? Get the answer and learn how gender-based violence impacts women and girls globally. Read more »

Breaking the glass ceiling: empowering girls to become tomorrow’s leaders

| Mar 3, 2021

Empowering girls to become the leaders of tomorrow is at the heart of our Girls Belong Here program. Learn more and meet the inspiring participants. Read more »

What you need to know about the impact of gender inequality on health

| Feb 8, 2021

The impact of gender inequality on health can result in devastating and deadly consequences – especially for women and adolescent girls. See why. Read more »

How inspiring young leaders pay it forward to help others

| Jan 14, 2021

Pay it forward is the concept of passing on kindness, and no one knows this better than Aiza and Raiha. Meet these 2 inspiring youth heroes. Read more »

How digital classrooms are helping Syrian refugee children learn

| Jan 11, 2021

Syrian refugee children are accessing education during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to innovative digital solutions made possible by Canadian support. Read more »

Giving Tuesday: 4 things you need to know

| Nov 24, 2020

Giving Tuesday marks the beginning of the holiday giving season. Find out more about this impactful day and learn how to support giving back to others. Read more »

7 gifts for minimalists that help make the world a better place

| Nov 19, 2020

Find gifts for minimalists who are hard to shop for. These gifts can help make the world a better place by addressing climate change and tackling poverty. Read more »

Meet the mechanics working to overcome gender inequality in Guinea

| Nov 12, 2020

Meet Teninkè and N'Mahawa. These inspiring women are working to overcome gender inequality in Guinea by defying traditional gender norms. Read more »