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Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Originally featured in Huffington Post here.

By Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Sarah Degnan Kambou

“I was in the field when they came. They came out of nowhere and they took me away, into the bush. 783 more words

Reflecting On Events

The War at Home: Enduring Evidence

This post was written by Stella Mukasa.

When my colleague asked me if I had any questions for the woman before me in a hospital bed, her skin taut and raw from the burns, I could barely speak. 849 more words


6 out of 10 men in India are violent towards partner, reveals study

Six out of 10 men in India have acted violently against their wives or partners at some point of time, with those facing economic woes more likely to perpetrate violence, says a new study highlighting prevalence of intimate partner abuse released today. 285 more words

End Child Marriage: Girls Hold the Key to the Future

With their boundless potential, adolescent girls can be many things—but being a bride against their will should not be one of them. Adolescence is a time of learning, self-discovery, socialization, maturation, and fun. 669 more words


“We need to look at the positive deviants.”

Last week, my roommate L told me about a research dissemination meeting to be held in Kampala. The research study was on girls’ dropout and pregnancy in the West Nile Region. 694 more words

Girl Power: Why We Need to Invest in Girls For a Better Future

Those of us who have had the privilege of working with and for girls in the developing world know how much they have to contribute to their families and communities. 813 more words