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: Forced Marriage Reports in UK Reach Record High
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    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

  2. Article: India Elects a Record-Breaking Number of Women to Parliament
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    India Elects a Record-Breaking Number of Women to Parliament

    May 24, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Women will make up about 15% of the lower house of parliament — less than the global average. Read more

  3. Article: US House Votes to Recognize FGM as a Human Rights Violation
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    US House Votes to Recognize FGM as a Human Rights Violation

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 23, 2019

    The bipartisan resolution denouncing female genital mutilation passed 393 to 0. Read more

  4. Article: Violence Against Children Is on the Rise in Tanzania
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    Violence Against Children Is on the Rise in Tanzania

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 22, 2019

    Cases of child rape have tripled between 2017 and 2018. Read more

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