Girls & Women

Girls and women are essential to building healthier, better-educated and sustainable communities. Women and girls are too often afflicted with some of the harshest aspects of poverty. Instead of victims, women and girls can be powerful community leaders.

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  1. Article: Children of Impoverished Tea Garden Workers are Being Tricked into Sex Trafficking
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    Children of Impoverished Tea Garden Workers are Being Tricked into Sex Trafficking

    Jan. 20, 2017 |Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Lured by fancy clothes and a better life, young girls working in tea gardens leave their families Read more

  2. Article: I Was Raped by a Fellow Freshman & My College Found Him Innocent: Aspen Matis Shares Her Story
    Girls & Women

    I Was Raped by a Fellow Freshman & My College Found Him Innocent: Aspen Matis Shares Her Story

    By Aspen Matis| Jan. 19, 2017

    The college sexual assault officer offered a lollipop and said, "sit, hon." Read more

  3. Article: 'Women Could Save The World': Pharrell Williams Shows His Feminist Side in Interview
    Girls & Women

    'Women Could Save The World': Pharrell Williams Shows His Feminist Side in Interview

    By James Hitchings-Hales| Jan. 19, 2017

    The female contribution to anything significant has always been historically dismissed or discounted Read more

  4. Article: Surrogate Mothers In India Face Impending Ban
    Girls & Women

    Surrogate Mothers In India Face Impending Ban

    Jan. 19, 2017 |Thomson Reuters Foundation

    One woman says she will have to return to low-paying factory work if surrogacy is banned. Read more

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