Desiree Buitenbos

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The dark side of tourism: how underage girls are sexually exploited in the Dominican Republic

1 in 4 sex workers in the Dominican Republic is under the age of 18. Meet one survivor who was exploited by tourists and see how she turned her life around. Read more »

3 Reasons to Consider Ethical Giving this festive season

More Canadians would like to receive ethical gifts over the holidays. Find out why and see the 3 reasons you should consider shopping ethically this year. Read more »

Why harassment and catcalling won’t keep these girls out of school

Street harassment is keeping girls out of school in communities across Egypt. See how we're working with local youth to challenge this harmful norm. Read more »

Meet the girl with one leg who walks 4 hours to get to school

Adela was born with 1 leg and must walk 4 hours to get to school. Meet this inspiring girl and see why she will stop at nothing to learn and succeed. Read more »

7 reasons why millions of children are out of school

263 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school worldwide. Find out what’s holding them back and see 7 major barriers to children's education. Read more »

Where it’s taboo to talk about sex, this teacher refuses to be silent

In Ecuador, pregnancy among girls under 15 increased by 78% between 1990 and 2009. Meet a teacher who is working with students to reduce these statistics. Read more »

What pregnancy looks like in 10 developing countries

99% of pregnancy and childbirth related deaths occur in developing countries. See why this is happening and how access to healthcare can help save lives. Read more »

4 serious health consequences of child marriage

Child marriage increases the risk of violence, illness and even death for girls. See 4 of the serious health consequences of child marriage. Read more »

Nearly married at 12: meet the girl who stopped her own wedding

At 12, Yekaba almost married a stranger nearly twice her age. But she knew her rights to say "no" to child marriage. Find out how she stopped her weddding. Read more »

Why these 3 leaders are vowing to end child marriage

Meet 3 bold and inspiring women from around the world and see why they will stop at nothing to end child marriage – for good. Read more »

5 common myths about FGM

There are many misconceptions about the harmful – and at times fatal – practice of FGM. Here are 5 of the most common FGM myths debunked. Read more »

From sponsored child to agricultural expert: Ronald’s story of success

Watch how Child Sponsorship enabled Ronald to kickstart his own thriving pig farm, unleashing potential years later. Read more »