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: 'When You Shine, the Whole World Is Illuminated,' Melinda Gates Tells Johannesburg Audience

    'When You Shine, the Whole World Is Illuminated,' Melinda Gates Tells Johannesburg Audience

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Dec. 6, 2019

    Gates joined journalist Redi Tlhabi to talk gender equality and her book "The Moment of Lift." Read more

  2. Article: Nepal Will Give Cash Rewards to Women Who Refuse Deadly 'Menstrual Huts'

    Nepal Will Give Cash Rewards to Women Who Refuse Deadly 'Menstrual Huts'

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Dec. 5, 2019

    The payment aims to break customs where women are banished to huts while on their periods. Read more

  3. Article: More Than 600 Pakistani Girls Sold as Brides to China

    More Than 600 Pakistani Girls Sold as Brides to China

    By Catherine Caruso|Dec. 5, 2019

    “No one is doing anything to help these girls.” Read more

  4. Article: This Ugandan Filmmaker is Using Art to Inspire Real Life Action Against Gender-Based Violence

    This Ugandan Filmmaker is Using Art to Inspire Real Life Action Against Gender-Based Violence

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Dec. 4, 2019

    Her work tackles everything from HIV stigma, to breaking the silence around sexual violence. Read more

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