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Ending Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage A first-ever international appeal aims to end child marriage in South Asia “I was turned into someone’s wife before I knew what it meant to me,” remembers Rahar Maya Biswokarma, a Nepalese [...]

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Abortion Ban Leads to Death Sentence for Kenyan Nurse

Abortion Ban Leads to Death Sentence for Kenyan Nurse As detailed in a piece this month from Mother Jones, Kenya has recently sentenced a licensed, registered nurse from Nairobi—Jackson Tali—to death after a teenaged girl [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

A Map of Progress

Worldwide, abortion laws have been liberalizing over the last 20 years. And the momentum is only accelerating. In a country like the United States, where attacks on a woman’s right to abortion are frequent, it [...]

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Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Melissa Upreti Twenty-five thousand children worldwide, most of whom are girls, are married every day.  While many countries have laws that clearly [...]

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Combatting Child Marriage

Combatting Child Marriage The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15, one in three will marry before 18. Some are [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,News
U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting” card link

U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting”

U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting” The practice of genital mutilation, while deeply embedded in a number of African and Middle Eastern cultures, has been banned in the United States for almost 20 years. However, as [...]

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U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths

U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths Each year, International NGO Save the Children releases a report ranking the wellbeing of mothers and children in 178 countries around the world. An article at PBS Newshour breaks down [...]

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Nigerian Kidnappings: Where’s the U.S.?

Nigerian Kidnappings: Where’s the U.S.? A provocative blog post at Ms. Magazine this week addresses some tough questions around the abduction and sexual enslavement of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls. Why hasn’t there been more meaningful coverage in the U.S. press? [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.