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The Excluded Girls in Asia 

All across the world, girls are standing up as never before. They are demanding to be free. Free to pursue their hopes and dreams, and free to live the life they choose to build for themselves....

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Early marriage – a legacy that Syrian girls will bear long after the war ends 

Sahar* is one of too many who fall victim of child marriage, but among the very few willing to speak out about it.

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Adolescentes de Perú se reúnen con autoridades para solicitar mayor atención a la prevención y protección frente a la violencia y el embarazo

In Huánuco, Peru, young adolescent girls and boys met with government officials in order to advocate for the prevention of child pregnancies and acts of sexual violence against children in the...

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Lives through a lens: New photo series by Delphine Diallo

Originally featured on Buzzfeed....

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Girls with Cameras: Captured & Framed!

In Nepal, we worked with 78 girls from four districts, taught them the basics of photography and saw the world through their eyes

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Afghan children cannot wait

On 5 October 2016, the European Union and the Government of Afghanistan will co-host the Brussels conference on Afghanistan....

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Los Estados deben llevarlo a la práctica – Naciones Unidas lanza las primeras directrices sobre la obligación legal de los gobiernos de invertir en los niños y niñas

Una escena de la vida cotidiana a la que no muchos prestamos atención: niños y niñas caminando a una escuela cercana. Una escuela donde aprenden a leer y escribir, y donde tienen tiempo para jugar....

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Meet Anoyara: our youth delegate at UNGA71

Follow our other youth delegate, Hiba....

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Moni Begum’s Story

In Bangladesh, 66% girls are forced to get married before they reach the age of 18 which makes the country one of the top three countries in the world that is heavily burdened with child marriage....

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Breaking Barriers: Raising Confident Young Women  

Gyani Devi lives in Saptari, a district in the eastern region of Nepal. Like most Nepali parents, she was elated when her son married a beautiful girl of 14 – Punam. Immediately after the marriage,...

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A lesson in working with high-profile influencers

We spoke to Kadi Jumu, Director of Advocacy and Communications in our office in Sierra Leone to tell us about their association with the First Lady and how her association is working to achieve our...

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Children are the best advocates for children

In Kapilvastu of Western Nepal, monsoon was in full swing. Farmers were busy transplanting paddy, and tending to their fields. It was then that a set of parents began making plans to marry off...

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