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10/9/18

Restoring Hope to Learn

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – “When I joined this school, I could hardly read and write,” says 12-year-old Hamdi. “Now I am the best in my class. I can even speak English. When I grow...

10/9/18

Family flees Venezuela to escape starvation

Like many Venezuelan girls, 7-year-old Salma fled a country where a near-worthless currency, an inflation rate that could reach 1,000,000 percent before year’s end, and a...

10/9/18

Signs of hope in war-torn Afghanistan

The barricaded compounds, innumerable security checks and corner-by-corner police presence are constant reminders of the violence that the people of Afghanistan live with...

10/9/18

The Brutal Reality of Sexual Violence Survivors in Refugee Settlements in Uganda

Jane* fled South Sudan for Uganda with her three sisters last year. Armed forces threatened her family and Jane’s parents sent their children away knowing their lives were in...

10/9/18

South Sudan to Uganda: Three girls in search of survival and school

In the heat of the day, Lillian, Scobia and Viola help each other carry large, heavy pieces of wood from a collection point to the temporary shelter they are trying to make...

10/9/18

In Yemen, One Girl Dreams of School

At 7 a.m., the bell rings at the school next to Maryam’s house. Maryam, 16, and her sisters wake up, quickly put on some clothes and rush out the door. Outside, girls with...

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