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Have your say on girls’ rights

Posted June 11, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Do you believe in every girl’s right to marry who they want, when they want and to live safe from violence? Speak out to ensure that youth voices on these issues are heard at the highest level. TAKE THE SURVEY: ENGLISH Isabelle is a member of the youth panel for the upcoming Girl Summit (19 July). She is passionate about girls’ rights and effecting real change for girls and women across the world. She has just returned from volunteering in India for three months. Re...


Saving Alice and Alicia.

Posted June 5, 2014 no picture Ajoke Adebisi.

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Written by Ajoke Adebisi. In September, 2000, the member states of the United Nations made a passionate commitment to address the crippling poverty, hunger and diseases that grip many areas of the world, and also, stimulate sustainable development. Amongst the eight Millennium Development Goals, Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment are considered by leaders in the international community, a specific focus as they are central to all other development goals. Gender Equality is...


Child Marriage In Ethiopia

Posted May 30, 2014 no picture Hanna G.

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Child marriage in Ethiopia Child marriage is defined as a formal marriage or informal union before the age of 18. While child marriage occurs for both boys and girls, an overwhelming majority forced into marriages are girls. The federal democratic republic of Ethiopia constitution safeguards the rights of women and Article 35(4) of the constitution clearly stipulates that, ‘the state shall enforce the right of women to eliminate the influences of harmful customs, laws and pra...


Forced marriages deny girls their rights too

Posted May 18, 2014 no picture Camelia Ishrat

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Forced marriages occur in countries like Bangladesh, Chad, Niger, Mali etc, but I think there is hope under some conditions. Some could be if a girl is educated or at least went to high school/college at some point, if she knows what's right/what's wrong, if she has a clear apprehension of what real life should be, if she has experienced enough drama to avoid things to be herself, and most importantly if her family stands by her, a strong group of friends worldwide if she's lucky e...


The Future World is in Children’s Hands

Posted January 28, 2014 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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What do children need the most?? Love, respect, to play, to have fun, to be seen, to be listened to, your presence, a hero, a fostered sense of wonder, lots of hugs, to play, the chance to make mistakes, encouragement to try again, room to grow dreams, to be told yes, to be trusted, affection, guidance, to play. (http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/p/parenting-extras.html) It’s written on a website, as a guidance for parents with an emphasis for a child’s world to be hap...


Should marriage be a way out for rapists?

Posted January 10, 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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“He who, without violence, threat or fraud, abducts or deceives a minor under 18 years of age, shall be punished by imprisonment for 1 to 5 years and a fine of 200 to 500 dirhams. If the nubile who was removed or deceived marries her abductor, he can no longer be prosecuted except by the persons empowered to demand the annulment of the marriage, and then only after the annulment has been proclaimed.” Article 475 of the Moroccan Penal Code. The Second paragraph of the...


“Now imagine this continuing for generation after generation”

Posted January 2, 2014 Avatar Mariana G

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This is the video after the other one I posted. Just think of what a girl can do when she has the opportunity to do so.


"The first documentary that I did was when I was 7"

Posted December 9, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Interview with Shruti Rai, a young film maker from India. Watch Shruti's film "Maina: The Little Bride" here. What is your video about? This video is about the child marriage issue in the rural and remote areas of India. It is the story of a girl "Maina" whose father decided to fix her marriage at an early age. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? My school SVISG in India is closely working with CHINH Early Education Web Channel that has integrate...


Let's Talk About "Child Marriage"

Posted December 1, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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“Giving birth to a child while myself being a child was the most painful experience of my life,” said Rubina, a woman from Pakistan who had been married at 12 years old. She was interviewed by the team of Girls Not Brides – The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage, on this website (http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/girls-voices/rubinas-story-pakistan/). Before we get to the causes and the impact of child marriage, I think we should learn about the meaning. Child marriage, a...