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Rising from the Ashes

This piece was authored by Hamna Tariq on behalf of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls

She pushed her diary inside her lavender bag and hurried through the creaking wooden door towards her faded white school van. 743 more words

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Last Saturday I went to an event organised by Forward UK, a charity dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the health and rights of African girls and women. 388 more words

Obama urges Kenyans to change attitudes about women and girls in closing speech

Wrapping up his 2-day visit to Kenya, his father’s homeland, Barack Obama urged the nation to end discrimination against women and girls. “Any nation that fails to educate its girls or employ its women and allow them to maximize their full potential is doomed to fall behind in the global economy,” he said to a crowd of 4,500 gathered in Nairobi. 90 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Child Marriages - Becoming A Thing of the Past

Imagine being a young girl told you are to marry a grown man next month.  You may not even know him.  You’ve no choice in the matter because continued existence in your parents’  household keeps your family in poverty.   229 more words


The Girl Summit: progress after one year

Not too long ago UNICEF staff in Uganda shared a story about a girl they called Alice. Alice has spoken at a conference in Uganda recently about how, at 10-years-old, she was forced to drop out of school to prepare for marriage. 908 more words



      Her legs repeatedly tapped on the worn out carpet and her entire body felt restless. She threw longing glances outside the window every now and then. 223 more words


Choti Umer Ki Shadi Aurat Ki Sehat Ko Mutaassir Karti Hai? 

Kuch logon ka khayal hai kay agar larki ki shaadi choti age mein kar di jaey to iss ki sehat kharab ho jaey gi. Yeh baat ghalat bhi hai aur durust bhi. 140 more words

Sex In Islam