Last week, I traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees. I knew I was about to hear gripping stories of families fleeing violence and destruction. I also knew that I'd see firsthand how Syria's civil war has impacted girls.
Women & Girls
Today is a global celebration that’s only in its second year, it's called International Day of the Girl Child. October 11th is International Day of the Girl. The United Nations started the observance and Atlanta based humanitarian group CARE has programs dedicated to promoting its purpose.
In an outer suburb of Bamako – Mali's capital - with half finished buildings on dusty dirt roads covered in litter, you enter a two-story house. Like many other derelict houses in the neighborhood, you're told, it is inhabited by "Northerners."
I work for the Atlanta-headquartered humanitarian organization CARE. My job title is “Staff Writer” but, in reality, I’m as much of a finder as I am a writer.
Work is hard to find in Koibortopara, the remote village in northern Bangladesh where Kallani and her family struggled for years to survive.
“We had no way out,” she says. “No food, no clothing, as we had no consistent income.”