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Leading Through Disaster: After Malawi Floods, Youth Advocates Step In to Prevent Human Rights Abuses

October 13, 2016 By Faith Zumazuma Photo above: Youth Advisory Council launch at the International Consultation of Child Helplines in 2014 In January 2015, Malawi was hit by deadly floods that claimed more than 1,000 lives. As one of the ...
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Survivors Find New Ways to Reclaim their Narratives in the Media While Maintaining Anonymity

August 31, 2016 By Meghana Kulkarni “I say this in front of you all that her name was Jyoti Singh.” Last December, Asha Singh named her daughter as the Delhi rape victim who had since been known as “Nirbhaya” or “One Without ...
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How I am Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Kenya

By Leah Obugo It is true that gender-based violence exists, and we cannot pretend that it does not have a huge impact on our communities, our societies, and ultimately, the world. In my community, violence against women and girls occurs on a ...
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Why Girls Need More Role Models in the Media

By: Shilpa Bhongir My ninth grade English teacher walked into class on the first day of school, writes her name hastily on the white board, and smiles warmly. She looks at the class and says simply, “This is going to be a challenging class....
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Advancing LGBT+ Rights Around the World

By Jaimee A. Swift On June 12, 2016, the United States – and the global community – reeled in sadness, anger and despair as news emerged of a shooting that killed 49 people and injured 53 others in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. What ...
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A Violent Love

By Rhianna Illube Over the past three years, I watched my best friend fall in and out of love. Now, let me tell you a little about us. We have grown up together, side by side, for 10 years. Today, we are living in different cities, so when I ...
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Meet Tom Clarke: A Man on a Mission to Empower Women and Girls

Tom Clarke, the digital campaigns officer at Youth For Change, shares how youth are leading a global platform for girls’ rights issues. “Youth participation makes him happy.” That is what Tom Clarke says in his Twitter bio. As the digital ...
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We Cannot Forget Women and Girls with Disabilities in the SDGs

By Jaimee A. Swift The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a global agenda of accountability to address and end inequalities, injustices, and prejudices that affect the world. With 17 goals and 169 indicators, the goals are a plan of ...
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Men in Black

Men are polishing one digit to help stop violence against children