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She Was Still Playing with Dolls When She Married

Seven months ago 8-year-old Aamina had to flee from her home in Aleppo to Lebanon. “We were the last ones to leave our neighbourhood. All the houses were bombed. The streets...

I Was a Child Groom - Child marriage stories

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.

Naomi, Our Champion Mother

Naomi lives in central Malawi. Here we say women like Naomi are born with a "man’s heart." She overcame much adversity in her life and uses that horrible situation to inspire...

Communities and Girl’s Education: The Sound of Progress

Learn how increased income meant educational opportunities for the children of one group of mothers.

Empowering Women to Battle Extreme Poverty: Sangita Dhawal's Story

My name is Sangita Dhawal. I live in Badahara Dubauliya VDC of Nawalparasi district.trict. Three years ago I was a new bride of my house and I was not allowed me to go out...

No, There's No Elevator

“Is there an elevator ?” I’m pretty sure I know the answer to this question before I ask Hanadi, a wheelchair-bound Syrian refugee in her late twenties. She lives with...

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