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Tanzania's High Court Outlaws Child Marriage- a significant win for the girls of Tanzania

Tanzania has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world. Although child marriage rates in Tanzania have decreased in recent years, they remain unacceptably high. Save the Children has...

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The EU must move from words to action to keep its promises to children

Investing in children today is key for the European Union to ensure impact of its policies, both within and outside Europe, over the long-term....

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The Forgotten Children of Yemen: why investing in war-ridden countries is a must

Co-written with: Beatriz Ochoa, Advocacy Officer, Save the Children in Yemen...

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Ignorance is not bliss- Children’s club members prevent an early marriage in Sindh

When Puppi’s sister, Sayani, turned 15, her father decided to marry her off to her brother’s brother-in-law. This is a common practice in rural areas of Pakistan, referred to as watta satta. She...

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Une Voix Pour Les Filles de Mali

Djénébou Sidibé, also known as Zeina, is a young student at the Bala Fasseke Bamako school. She is a dynamic individual and strongly engaged on issues that affect the protection of girls' rights-...

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Widening Access to Healthcare in Bangladesh

Co-authored by Tahrim Chaudhury, Deputy Manager Advocacy and Campaign....

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Afghanistan stands up for the rights of street working girls

On the occasion of International Day of the Girl on 11 October, Save the Children, in collaboration with ArtLords, a group of Afghan artists and activists, painted a portrait of an Afghan street...

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Child delegates advocate for girls' rights at the UN

Last week, Save the Children’s New York Advocacy Office (NYAO) was honored to host two of our youth delegates, Leslie and Ayah, for the International Day of the Girl Child.  Leslie comes from an...

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Nacer en Colombia es una desventaja para las niñas

According to Save the Children’s “Every Last Girl” report Columbia ranks 75th in terms of girl’s opportunities to survive, thrive, learn and be protected, globally- making it one of the worst...

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A child embarks on an advocacy campaign against child marriage

It’s a hot September afternoon as the crowd gathers under a huge African Mukuyu tree to witness a wedding between 30 year old Mutaka Chintuka and 16 year old Mandalena Kapenya- a grade nine pupil...

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Reaching every last girl in Sudan

In September 2015, the world celebrated the significant achievements with regard to the MDGs and exuberantly launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a set of 17 ambitious and robust...

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Girls have 'mountain to climb' to achieve same opportunities as boys

Co-authored by Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International, and Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children UK...

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