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The African Girl-Child

“We raise girls to cater to the fragile egos of men. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We tell girls ‘you can have ambition, but not too much.

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Family

Yemen| Traditional mind-sets at work behind child brides

(Written by: Saadia Haq & Najla Alshami )

Yemen is still one of only two countries in the world with no legislation on a minimum age of marriage. 772 more words

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Listen to my Voice, Women in Yemen| Traditional mind-sets at work behind child brides post. Thanks to Yemeni activist, Najla Alshami for working in collaboration for raising voices. Must read!!

Confessions of a Teenage Widow

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It’s illegal, they say, to marry at 16. But I have. And it’s been a year since. My husband was 31 then. I was still in my class 10th. 758 more words

Education

Education Prevents Child Marriage

Education Reduces Chances of Girls Becoming Child Brides

CARE reports that 64 million girls around the world have been made to marry before the age of 18.  101 more words

Students

Yemen| Traditional mind-sets at work behind child brides

(Written by: Saadia Haq & Najla Alshami )

Yemen is still one of only two countries in the world with no legislation on a minimum age of marriage. 772 more words

Yemeni Political Activist Najla Alshami fights on

A political science graduate of the Sana’a University, Yemen, 23-year old Najla Yahya Mohammed Alshami is a unique young woman. She spent her earlier life in United Arab Emirates and returned to Yemen in 2009. 1,838 more words

Emergencies And Conflict

Separating the personal from the political

On June 23, 1980, a young man entered the local office of an opposition party, where the local MLA was meeting with some party workers. With a jubilant look on his face, the young man announced that… 324 more words

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