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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 […]
September 19, 2016

German officials set their sights on ‘child marriage’

German officials have encountered hundreds of married minors among refugees. Judges are struggling with legal ambiguities and must […]
September 19, 2016

Column: How I came to report on forced marriage — in the U.S.

The beginning of my journey reporting this story began with a casual conversation with a friend at a […]
September 19, 2016

A Chance Encounter On A Vacation Changed Her Life — And The Lives Of Child Brides

Jacqueline de Chollet of Switzerland, now 78, helped found the Veerni Institute, which gives child brides and other […]
September 19, 2016

Refugee mother and daughter fight rocketing rates of child marriage

“A girl I know from school here in the camp got married last year when she was 15,” […]
September 7, 2016

British woman raped before suspected ‘honor killing’ in Pakistan, police say

A British woman murdered in a suspected “honor killing” incident in Pakistan was raped before her death, Pakistani […]
September 6, 2016

#ISTANDFOR: AN END TO FGM

Jaha Dukureh, a brave survivor of FGM and founder of the organization Safe Hands For Girls has been campaigning […]
September 3, 2016

The Long Search for the Missing Child Brides of a Mormon Polygamist Sect

Brandon S Blackmore listened carefully. He had to hear past the hissing sound in the recording, and the […]
September 3, 2016

India upholds law allowing sex with 15-year-olds

An Indian high court has upheld a law allowing sex with a woman of 15 if she is married. […]
September 3, 2016

NCCE collaborates with UNICEF to eradicate child marriage in Talensi

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is implementing […]
September 3, 2016

Nepali director general of the Department of Women and Children vows to end child marriage

Director General of the Department of Women and Children under the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare […]

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