Child Marriage

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Covid-19 is leaving more girls at risk of FGM and child marriage. (c) Steve Kagia

COVID-19 is Leaving More Girls at Risk of Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

The global COVID-19 pandemic is taking a particularly heavy toll on girls and young women across Africa.

Unfortunately, in Kenya the COVID-19 crisis has also been accompanied by many natural calamities including a locust invasion, drought and flooding in many parts of the country, meaning that food is scarce.

Nomadic communities like the Samburu have been hit particularly hard. They rely on markets to sell their animals for money to satisfy their basic needs. When markets are closed, as they are currently, they cannot sell. The food crisis is likely to lead to even more girls being married in exchange for food for their families and a semblance of security.

Will we End Child Marriage by 2030? By Reena Gupta for Girls' Globe

Will We End Child Marriage By 2030?

Although the practice of child marriage has declined around the world, no region is currently on track to eliminate child marriage by 2030 as outlined by Sustainable Development Goal 5.

Motherhood in Conflict, Stories from Women in Uganda who became mothers in a time of war, violence and abuse

Motherhood in Conflict: Colleen’s Story

In northern Uganda, many mothers have lived through armed conflict. Some gave birth in a time when murder, abduction, mutilation and rape were common practices. It was a time when child soldiers were forced to kill loved ones. What would it be like to become

Woman in Afghanistan wearing a Burqa.

Sweden Deports Victims of Child Marriage and Torture to Afghanistan

Sweden is sending back asylum seekers who face grave risks and increased threats to their lives should they return to Afghanistan. This includes girls and boys who have fled child marriage, rape and torture, young HBTQ individuals, and those who have converted from Islam.

Politics affects health for women in Sudan - Swedish Organization for Global Health on Girls' Globe

Politics Affects our Health: the Case of Sudan

‘Social determinants of health’ are the circumstances and surroundings that influence an individual’s health outcomes. Researchers have focused on social determinants of health for decades and there is now a general consensus that higher socioeconomic status predicts better odds of future health and well-being. While

This Silence Must be Broken

I sometimes wonder if I am influential enough to effect meaningful change, but still I choose to break the silence by raising my voice.

Where are the Syrian Girls?

When Syria spiralled into violence – seven years ago today – families began restricting the mobility of their daughters.

A Journey to Challenge Child Marriage in India

Almost half of all girls in India are married before the age of 18, despite the practice being outlawed. Since 2015 The Hunger Project India has worked to build support structures for young girls across the country to address the issue of early child marriage.

Gender Based Violence: What you need to know

Youth for Change works in the UK, Tanzania and Bangladesh and focuses on three areas under gender based violence; child/early forced marriage, FGM and sexual consent. Youth team member Gemma Munday explains what Youth for Change are doing to fight against these violations of rights.

India, Thank You for Re-energizing Me!

In front of me stands a woman in a blue saree. She is sharing her experiences as a female farmer in rural Tamil Nadu, India. We have gathered under a couple of trees to shield ourselves from the broiling sun and while we are talking, the

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