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Standing with Syrian Women and Girls Ashley Lackovich Van-Gorp for Girls' Globe

Standing with Syrian Women and Girls

Women and girls in Syria, like women and girls in all conflicts, suffer disproportionately. Meanwhile, the world largely ignores them.

Where are the Adolescent Girls?

Here we have a population of girls taken from their parents and placed in a system that criminalizes their existence…

France’s Prostitution Ban: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?

The French have a long history with prostitution. From Madame du Barry to the paintings of Degas and Picasso, prostitution has been celebrated as an inherent, and even glamorous, part of French culture. But in 2016, the reality of the practice is starkly different. Now, the majority

Equal Nationality Laws Are Vital to Realizing Girls’ Rights and Security

This post was written by Catherine Harrington, Campaign Manager for the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, on behalf of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls. At first glance, laws governing nationality rights might seem irrelevant to securing the rights and security of girls across the globe. But, in

What’s Missing In the News

This past year, so much has happened in our world. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced due to wars and conflict. In the United States, the news is dominated by interesting political debates and the increase in mass violence. After a quick scan through news feeds, it’s

Amnesty’s Policy Decision Makes Their Human Rights Stance Questionable

In August, Amnesty International made a u-turn in terms of protecting the rights of women and girls around the world with their policy decision to endorse the decriminalization of prostitution and all aspects of the sex trade – despite the global outcry of women’s rights organizations.

Keep Women and Girls in Nepal Safe

Last October, I began a journey through the remote Langtang Mountain range in Nepal. The purpose of my visit was to experience how women of all ages are rallying their communities against the issue of trafficking. Historically, in this area of Nepal, trafficking is the

The Untold Story of Violence Against Female Migrants

In a time of global upheaval, from economic catastrophes to devastating civil wars, the issue of immigration is gaining importance the world over. The UN reports that last year, there were an estimated 232 million migrants worldwide, a sharp increase from previous years. Additionally, the

Takeaways from the Somaly Mam Scandal

I remember reading Somaly Mam’s stories in Half the Sky and The Road of Lost Innocence as a sophomore in high school. I remember feeling horrified and heartbroken by the traumatic experiences that she shared – experiences that reflected an egregious reality of ongoing sex

Women Who Inspire: Meet Dr. Grace

When I think about the women who inspire me many faces and names come to mind. I value the opportunities I have had to work alongside some of the greatest change makers around the world. These women embody humility, love deeply and dare greatly to

The Nordic Model: Swedish legislation against buying sex

Sweden has been seen as a role model in dealing with prostitution as a human rights matter, where it is illegal to buy sex, but not criminalized to sell sex – protecting prostitutes and criminalizing perpetrators. There is one question I keep asking myself: “if

India: Forced Labor and Trafficking

In India, behind closed doors, there are little girls who experience violence every day. They are given little nutrition, kept out of school and forced to work with little or no wage. They are abused and exploited on a daily basis. Girls are taken from

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