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: Violence, Fraud, and Sexism Block Nigerian Women From Voting
    Girls & Women

    Violence, Fraud, and Sexism Block Nigerian Women From Voting

    Feb. 15, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Women were attacked and forced to forfeit their spots in line to men at the polls last year. Read more

  2. Article: This Scottish Council Is the First in Europe to Offer Paid Leave for Domestic Violence Survivors
    Girls & Women

    This Scottish Council Is the First in Europe to Offer Paid Leave for Domestic Violence Survivors

    By Imogen Calderwood|Feb. 15, 2019

    “It is a recognition we are looking after the most vulnerable.” Read more

  3. Article: Queensland Jury Delivers Landmark Conviction for Female Genital Mutilation
    Girls & Women

    Queensland Jury Delivers Landmark Conviction for Female Genital Mutilation

    By Madeleine Keck|Feb. 14, 2019

    Here's everything you need to know about Queensland’s female genital mutilation case. Read more

  4. Article: Apple and Google Will Investigate Saudi App Used to Prevent Women From Traveling
    Girls & Women

    Apple and Google Will Investigate Saudi App Used to Prevent Women From Traveling

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 14, 2019

    Activists say Absher enables men to further control women under guardianship laws. Read more

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