#Child Marriage

  • Article: 8 Million Children Have Been Pushed Into Child Labor and Begging Due to COVID-19: Report

    8 Million Children Have Been Pushed Into Child Labor and Begging Due to COVID-19: Report

    By Madeleine Keck|July 10, 2020

    The economic impact of the pandemic has devastating consequences for children. Read more

  • Article: Child Marriage Is on the Rise in Turkey as Syrian Refugees Struggle During COVID-19

    Child Marriage Is on the Rise in Turkey as Syrian Refugees Struggle During COVID-19

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 8, 2020

    Parents are offering up their daughters in exchange for rent. Read more

  • Article: Harmful Practices Against Girls Will Worsen Without Action: UNFPA

    Harmful Practices Against Girls Will Worsen Without Action: UNFPA

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 30, 2020

    FGM and child marriage are on the rise, according to the organization’s latest report. Read more

  • Article: A Sex Education App in Sierra Leone Is Working to Reduce Teen Pregnancies During COVID-19

    A Sex Education App in Sierra Leone Is Working to Reduce Teen Pregnancies During COVID-19

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 16, 2020

    Experts fear a repeat of a surge in unwanted pregnancies seen during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak. Read more

  • Article: Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi Wants to Influence Generations of Young Africans to Become Changemakers

    Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi Wants to Influence Generations of Young Africans to Become Changemakers

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 12, 2020

    “The louder we scream about social issues the more the world cannot continue to ignore us.” Read more

  • Article: How a Camel Library in Ethiopia Is Helping Kids Forced Out of School By COVID-19

    How a Camel Library in Ethiopia Is Helping Kids Forced Out of School By COVID-19

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 8, 2020

    The project reaches more than 22,000 children in 33 villages. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Is Pushing Girls to Marry Early and Drop Out of School: Reports

    COVID-19 Is Pushing Girls to Marry Early and Drop Out of School: Reports

    June 5, 2020

    Some girls are prioritizing marriage and children over education. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Lockdowns in Somalia Are Putting More Girls in Danger of Child Marriage and FGM

    COVID-19 Lockdowns in Somalia Are Putting More Girls in Danger of Child Marriage and FGM

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 27, 2020

    School closures, economic vulnerability, and increasing poverty are some contributing factors. Read more