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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
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
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
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
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
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.
A Goat Can Make You Happy
We asked women what changes they wanted to see in their lives. Their answers might surprise you.
Reading through the pile of documents at work today, I ran across a remarkable truth—a goat Read More
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
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
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