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: Women in Iran Are Wearing White to Protest the Forced Wearing of Hijabs
    Girls & Women

    Women in Iran Are Wearing White to Protest the Forced Wearing of Hijabs

    June 28, 2017 |Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "The campaign is not against hijabs, but being forced to wear them." Read more

  2. Article: The Future Is Female: First Woman Infantry Officer to Lead the Queen’s Guard Is Canadian
    Girls & Women

    The Future Is Female: First Woman Infantry Officer to Lead the Queen’s Guard Is Canadian

    By Jackie Marchildon| June 27, 2017 |CHIME FOR CHANGE

    A perfect example of women taking charge and leading their troops — literally. Read more

  3. Article: Guatemala Charges Officials Over Orphanage Fire That Killed 41 Girls
    Girls & Women

    Guatemala Charges Officials Over Orphanage Fire That Killed 41 Girls

    By Colleen Curry| June 27, 2017 |CHIME FOR CHANGE

    The girls died protesting awful living conditions. Read more

  4. Article: Child Marriage Is Costing Poor Countries Trillions
    Girls & Women

    Child Marriage Is Costing Poor Countries Trillions

    June 27, 2017 |Thomson Reuters Foundation

    One in three girls in the developing world is married before the age of 18. Read more

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