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Fatuma was married off five years ago, when she was just 13. Like most girls from the remote Afar Region of Ethiopia, she had undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) when she was only a baby, and it was expected that her scars would open up during the wedding night. The programme Fatuma joined teaches girls about their human rights. Implemented by the Afar Region Women’s and Children’s Affairs Bureau, with funding from the UN Association in Sweden, it gives girls a safe space to share their personal experiences. Read more here:

http://www.unfpa.org/news/first-rule-married-girls%E2%80%99-club-empower-girls

September 19, 2016

The first rule of the married girls’ club is: empower girls

Fatuma was married off five years ago, when she was just 13. Like most girls from the remote […]
September 19, 2016

Rights group: Nepal failing to stop child marriage

In a new report, Human Rights Watch criticised the government for failing to follow through with promises of […]
September 19, 2016

Bangladesh launching Red Card Campaign to prevent child marriage, sexual harassment

The government is going to launch a school-level campaign against child marriage and sexual harassment in Bangladesh. The country […]
September 19, 2016

Parents in the firing line as child marriage continues

EVEN after education and sensitization on gender issues, some parents are still defiant. Last week, a 15 yearold […]
September 19, 2016

Malala: Education For Refugee Girls Will Help Prevent Child Marriage

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday called on world leaders to provide education to girls in refugee camps […]

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