Child Marriage

10/16/13

Girl Power at Its Best

When I left for Lalwi village, in Bahraich, to meet the girls of Ekta adolescent group, little did I know that I was about to discover a gold mine of inspirational stories.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Be a Force for Change

This ‘burden’ said no to child marriage, and demanded an education instead.

 

It was all arranged, even the dowry.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Start a Revolution

This ‘Disposable’ Girl Became The Most Educated Person in Her Village.

 

10/11/13

Sentenced to Marriage at 16

When Robena was 16 years old, her father killed a person, and gave Robena to the family he had hurt in order to compensate for the death. She, too, had become a victim of her father's crime.

10/8/13

Wedded to an Education

Twelve-year-old Eleni* was so excited to be receiving new clothes from her parents that she didn’t ask why until it was too late. Dressed in a new t-shirt and skirt she was greeted liked a princess by family and neighbors.

10/8/13

My Life Was Dark Before, But Now There Is Light

In a small, rural village in northern Ethiopia, Fikere and her husband Kasa would like to have three children – two boys and a girl.

10/7/13

I Am NOT Going to Die!

“Sarita, Sarita, you are going to be OK!”

10/2/13

Realizing a Dream Helps to Feed Her Family

When CARE opened the first-ever girls’ school in Mali Khail, Afghanistan, it kindled the dreams of Malalai, a 13-year-old girl who had given up dreaming of her future.

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