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Girls
Trying to build a better life

Shafiya Khatun, aged 15 is living with her parents and two little sisters from Shyampur, Meherpur. Her parents forced her to get married when she was in the fifth grade, which resulted in her...

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A fashion show in Iraq

As part of Save the Children's Child Protection program in Iraq, displaced girls in Dohuk governorate, participated in knitting and sewing workshops at Save the Children's Child Friendly Space in...

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The most excluded children must be protected from violence in order to survive and learn

Violence is at the core of the harsh reality faced by the most deprived children all over the world. Violence can drive children into a status of marginalisation and the most marginalised children...

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Hafsa's story of determination: "quitting education was just NOT an option"

I had the awesome privilege of joining the Save the Children Somalia office as they launched their Every Last Child national campaign. The audacious and ambitious campaign will focus on girls and...

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Protecting adolescent mothers in Bolivia

18-year-old Blanca lives with her 2-year-old daughter, Maria, in one of the major cities in Bolivia. Four years ago, her mother passed away, so she dropped out of school to take care of her...

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Escaping child marriage in South Sudan

Ayen is a 15-year-old girl from Bor in South Sudan. When war broke out in Bor, she fled to Awerial County with her father and step-mother. While in Awerial, Ayen was told by her father that she...

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Campaigning with and for children in Bolivia

Children in Bolivia have proved that child participation can bring about significant change. Two years ago, child workers staged a demonstration in the streets of La Paz to make their voices heard...

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Empowering daughters of sex workers to build a better future

Save the Children is campaigning for children excluded from quality education and life-saving healthcare. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to reach every last child. But, reaching every...

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Every Last Child - the world's invisible children

Delphine received a losing ticket in the lottery of birth. She lives with her father and two brothers in a single-room makeshift mud and thatch hut on the fringes of Mbuji Mayi, a sprawling...

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Haki Yake (her rights) in Tanzania

Witness Mwaijaga is a popular Tanzanian singer. She knows the problems of children in her country and recently composed a song on child marriage, a focus of Save the Children's Every Last Child...

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