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Cameroon: Habiba’s Challenge against Child Marriage

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In Cameroon, one out of every three girls is married before the age of 18. Married at 14 against her will, Habiba, now 17 years old, is determined to help other girls stay in school and follow their dreams. (Video cou...

Rebeca: Standing Up for Girls’ Rights in Tanzania

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Rebeca Gyumi is the Founder and Executive Director at Msichana Initiative, a Tanzanian NGO which aims to empower girls through education and addresses challenges which limit girls’ right to education. Ms. Gyumi challe...

Empowering Women and Girls in the Central African Republic

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Gladys Ngwepekeum Nkeh is a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer from Cameroon, working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. She coordinates with local communities in CAR’s capital, Bangu...

Mexico: Safe City for Women

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United Nations - 77% of women in the city use public transport daily. 8 out of 10 women do not report after having been assaulted in public spaces. UN Women’s flagship programme, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for...

India – Girls For Sale

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United Nations - In India – a child is abducted every 8 minutes. Most are girls. A third are never found. We follow the story of two girls who went missing - and one man’s struggle to find them before they are lost fo...

Solomon Islands: Uprooting violence against women

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United Nations - At least one in every three women and girls will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Even in such remote places as the Solomon Islands – an apparent island paradise in the so...

Nepal’s sanitation campaign

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United Nations - Estimates indicate that globally some two and a half billion people have no access to a clean toilet – that’s one in every three people. In rural Nepal that number can be much higher according to the...

India: Managing Menstrual Hygiene

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United Nations - Young girls in India are struggling to get an education due to the lack of facilities and understanding about their monthly menstruation. Combined with a social stigma that has been handed down for ge...

Mozambique: Losing Out

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United Nations - Child marriage not only violates the human rights of girls, but also gravely threatens their lives, education, and future prospects. When girls are married, they are expected to begin childbearing whi...

Nepal: Too young to marry

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Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young....

Pakistan: Girls’ Education

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The Pakistan floods of 2010 have destroyed countless schools throughout the country. But the rebuilding has presented an opportunity for change in traditional attitudes towards girls' education. UNIA Programme # 1...

Bangladesh: Seeking justice

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United Nations, February 2011 - In Bangladesh, many young women are striving to break down traditional barriers. But for some, this comes at a high price. We take you to this South East Asian nation where one woman's...