TOPIC: INDIA

To Truly Care for Adolescent Girls, Keep Them in School

It began with a young woman named Bhanwari. In 1992, I was traveling in a remote part of the desert area of Rajasthan, India, near the Pakistan border, far from a main road, down a dirt track. I came into a village of a few hundred people. It was hot and dusty. In a one-room … Read more

TOPIC: INDIA

Girls Banding Together Say No to Child Marriage

Sujata Behera, a 17-year-old Dalit at the bottom of India’s caste system, did the unthinkable last year. Just two weeks before her upcoming marriage, she told her parents, who live in a remote village in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, that she had decided not to go ahead with the wedding. The cards had … Read more

As Africa’s Population Growth Explodes, Its Children Lose Out

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Among a clutch of new studies surveying the fate of children globally in 2014, a year that may be remembered as the most violent and catastrophic in more than half a century, Unicef has looked into the future of Africa and found that an unexpectedly persistent population boom is not only robbing children of opportunity, … Read more

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