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Child Marriage

Stella’s Story.

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We will never forget the look on Stella’s face when she described having no choice but to marry off her 14-year old grand-daughter, Emilida, to keep the other three children in her care alive. Stella’s eyes were heavy. The shame she felt was etched on her face. No choice. What would you do? Save three…

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International Day of the Girl 2019

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Today is International Day of the Girl. Here at The Hunger Project, we’re celebrating the unscripted and unstoppable girls who are ending hunger around the world. Meet Bonani In the Bagherhat District of Bangladesh, Bonani is a young girl who attends high school.  In many parts of Bangladesh, girls are denied an education. Continuing beyond…

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Meet Razia: Protesting Child Marriage

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In Bangladesh, boys are typically valued more than girls. Girls are often pulled out of school at a young age to be married off. They aren’t able to earn an income for themselves or have a say in family decisions. They are made to look after their siblings and families, do the household chores and other…

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Bangladeshi Community Rallying to Stop Child Marriage

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Around the world, 39,000 girls get married every day. This is especially a challenge in lower income countries like Bangladesh. Here, one in three girls will marry before the age of 18.  Her Choice is an alliance of organisations that are working to stop child marriage in 11 countries. Their long-term goal is to create communities in which…

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#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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