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Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal image 1
12/18/14

Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal

Boarding the plane from Jakarta, I got my first indication that the Banda Aceh I was returning to wasn’t the same as the one I had left 10 years ago. “Where are you going?” the young flight Read More

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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

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11/12/14

Social Change and Coffee Spoons

J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons.  T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as Read More

11/5/14

No Way Out: Child Marriage in Tanzania

This week, I learned that schools in Tanzania have the right to force girls to have pregnancy tests, and to expel them if they are pregnant.

This appalling fact is one of the reasons that Read More

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10/21/14

Orphaned by Ebola: A Life in Limbo

While assessing the effects of Ebola on the lives of children in Moyamba district, Southern Sierra Leone, I met 17-year-old Josephine Ngagba. Her story broke my heart. But it also strengthened Read More

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10/7/14

Give Girls the Room to Run

Celebrating girls and the way they can change the world for the International Day of the Girl.


Draw a picture of what would make your world a better place.  Go ahead, I’ll wait Read More

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10/6/14

Life in Madagascar Examined Through Art

Surrounded by fields of rice, 14-year-old Stephanie has a perspective on life that is different from many adolescents around the world. In her small town in Eastern Madagascar, families depend on Read More

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2/19/14

“No force on Earth dares to neglect me.”

That’s what a Yemeni woman told CARE when we asked her about political participation. To join in protests to support her right to have a say in her future, she had to walk through mountains for an Read More

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1/31/14

CARE celebrates five years of partnering with the Credit Suisse Global Education Initiative

CARE is celebrating five years of a successful partnership with the Credit Suisse Global Education Initiative. Together, we have helped children in some of the poorest communities in Peru and Read More