##LeveltheLaw

  • Article: South Sudan Court Annuls Child Marriage of 16-Year-Old in Landmark Case
    Girls & Women

    South Sudan Court Annuls Child Marriage of 16-Year-Old in Landmark Case

    July 10, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    South Sudan has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Read more

  • Article: UN Urges Countries to End Marital Rape and Close Legal Loopholes
    Girls & Women

    UN Urges Countries to End Marital Rape and Close Legal Loopholes

    June 26, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A dozen countries also allow rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Read more

  • Article: Forced Marriage Reports in UK Reach Record High
    Girls & Women

    Forced Marriage Reports in UK Reach Record High

    May 24, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Britain banned forced marriage in 2014 but there have only been two convictions since. Read more

  • Article: Sexual Harassment Is Now Illegal in the Country of Georgia
    Girls & Women

    Sexual Harassment Is Now Illegal in the Country of Georgia

    By Sushmita Roy|May 9, 2019

    The law change came after a wave of activism. Read more

  • Article: #SheIsEqual Kampagne brachte mehr als eine Milliarde US-Dollar für Mädchen und Frauen
    ImpactGirls & Women

    #SheIsEqual Mobilized Over $1 Billion for Girls and Women

    By Jana Sepehr  and  Sophie Barbier|Feb. 25, 2019

    In just six months, Global Citizens have secured 36 commitments toward gender equality. Read more

  • Article: Yet Another Malaysian Teen Married Off to Man Nearly Three Times Her Age
    Girls & Women

    Yet Another Malaysian Teen Married Off to Man Nearly Three Times Her Age

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 20, 2018

    Her father said he was driven by poverty to marry the 15-year-old off. Read more

  • Article: 50 Girls Hospitalized After FGM in Burkina Faso, Dozens Arrested in Crackdown
    Girls & Women

    50 Girls Hospitalized After FGM in Burkina Faso, Dozens Arrested in Crackdown

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 19, 2018

    Girls as young as 10 months old were hospitalized after undergoing FGM. Read more

  • Article: Rape Survivors in Mauritania Risk Jail for Justice
    Girls & Women

    Rape Survivors in Mauritania Risk Jail for Justice

    Sept. 6, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Sex outside of marriage in Mauritania is officially punishable by jail time and even stoning. Read more