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I Feel Powerless

The light goes on and off. It flickers for a few seconds, and then everything turns dark again. Hala sits on the floor of her small room in Beirut. Ahmed, one of her five...

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.

With some determination, this empowered young woman helped inspire social change

What happens when girls and boys realize that they can promote changes in their communities and start believing in a brighter future through education? The end result is...

CARE Knows How to Save Your Valentine's Day

The world’s taste for chocolate is growing, but supply of the key ingredient – cocoa – is not keeping up!  And despite the demand from consumers, cocoa farmers struggle to...

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...

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...

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