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“Before, only some students at our school wore uniforms, but now we all have them.  It makes us happy and we no longer feel indecisive about attending school.”  - A grade 3 girl
9/11/15

Dresses are more than fashion: How a simple act by local school management committees made school a reality

The start of a new school year often elicits excitement of seeing friends, new pens and notebooks, and even a fresh school uniform. However, for many students from poor households in Bangladesh, Read More

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2/6/15

Empowering Girls in the 21st Century

In a continuously shifting 21st century climate, with burgeoning youth demographics, changing geopolitical and local dynamics – how can we advance youth and children's rights to empowerment and 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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10/1/14

The Mathematics of Crisis: Adding Up the Facts for Action

In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives, half of which 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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Zainabu T. Chiponde (husband green shirt) and his wife Dadi X. Gongoro are pictured holding two small goats. The family lives in the Village of Nanyati, in the District of Mtware, in Tanzania.
9/5/14

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

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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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7/9/14

South Sudan: Six Steps to Sustainable Peace

Simon Chol is a peace-building advisor for CARE South Sudan and former combatant in the fight for independence. Three years after independence for South Sudan, Simon asks what went wrong, and Read More

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7/7/14

Mother-in-Laws Matter

Rani is 17 years old, beautiful, confident, and committed to change.  In her village in Bangladesh, most girls get married between 12 and 14, and don’t go to school past the fifth grade.  Not Rani Read More

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