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

Today’s Youth, Facing Mostly Grim Futures

Vocational training center north of Amman, Jordan

No group in the global population has more at stake after the Millennium Development Goals‘ deadline of 2015 than children and young people. That would seem obvious, but predictions vary widely on what kind of a world these young people will inherit and how they are prepared for whatever happens. The Population Reference Bureau, with … Read more

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