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Child Marriage

#It Takes A Village to send a girl to school

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When a girl is given the opportunity to go to school, everything changes. Like what changes, you ask? For a girl in Bangladesh education can:   However, a girl can’t do it on her own – it takes a village. Entire villages get together in the areas where The Hunger Project works in Bangladesh to…

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Stand with Rumi from Bangladesh

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Rumi is 14 years old and lives in rural Bangladesh. Each day on her way to school, she was being sexually harassed by older men. Her family was already struggling to pay her school fees, so the extra issue of the harassment pushed Rumi’s family to one day suddenly take her out of school and…

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Ending child marriage in Bangladesh

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The Hunger Project Bangladesh recently led a community-wide event to raise awareness of the harmful effects of child marriage and to highlight The Hunger Project’s commitment to empowering women and girls. Around the world, 39,000 girls get married every day. This is a challenge in low-income countries like Bangladesh where one in three girls are…

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Malawi to end child marriages

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The country with one of the highest rates of child marriages has taken a major step to end the practice by adopting a constitutional amendment that raises the minimum age of marriage from 15 to 18 years-old.  In a major win for young girls all across the continent, on 14 February the Malawi Parliament took…

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EMPOWERING A GENERATION OF YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS

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Recently, 14-year-old Afrina travelled across India by train with 49 other visionary young women on an exciting peer-to-peer learning adventure. The moment these girls boarded the train they broke down the isolation of the walls of their homes and expanded their horizons. As they travelled across the country, they explored the barriers faced by women…

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