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12/8/15

A Good Life is Waiting for Me

Meet Thumpa. At 16 years of age, she's slight and shy, but she's already made a decision that will change her life for the better. She has prevented her own child marriage.

Last year, her Read More

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3/12/15

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Strong voices unite to call for gender equality and climate action.


 I am proud to be with our CARE International delegation together with over 9,000 participants from Read More

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12/15/14

2014: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees

CARE aid worker Johanna Mitscherlich looks back on 12 months of working with Syrian refugees – and pays tribute to their resilience and the small acts of humanity that can make a big Read More

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12/3/14

No Religion Teaches Violence

"People of all faiths use religion as a reason to marry their children young, but no religion has ever sanctioned child marriage." Read about CARE's experiences of religion and Child 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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9/19/14

I Was A Child Groom

I don't remember very much about my wedding, just that there was a big party and I was carried to it in an ornate carriage. I was 8 years old. Rajkumari, my wife, was 7.

 

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7/23/14

Demanding More for Girls

Today  I was honored to join the CARE delegation at the Girl Summit along with notables from Nike Foundation President Maria Eitel to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Some of the most inspiring Read More

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7/18/14

Not For My Daughter

A Nepali woman talks about how she got married at 12--how she made sure that her daughter did not have to.

The fragrance of the monsoon rain soaked earth and the sight of quivering Read More

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7/17/14

That Wife

A young girl in Burundi tells how her mother's marriage at 12 has affected her own life, and how she is determined to stay in school and not become a child bride.

"My name is B, and I’ Read More

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7/16/14

Cash, a Buffalo, and a Bicycle

That’s what GangaRam got as dowry when he married at age 10.  It’s a pretty common dowry for a wedding in the Terai region of Nepal—often a young boy marrying a child bride.  It’s a lot for a Read More

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