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Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of 800+ organisations committed to ending child marriage & enabling girls to fulfil their potential.
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Girls Not Brides 1h
Laws to in Cambodia haven't stopped . Social shame + gender inequality + traditional gender roles play a part
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"If we want to get rid of [obstetric fistula] we have to prevent child marriages."
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happened in Syria before the war. But conflict and instability have exacerbated the situation
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Girls Not Brides Jan 9
Why does happen? Gender inequality (girls are not valued) ♀ ♂ Poverty (girls = another mouth to feed) 💵 Lack of education (school is too far, unsafe, expensive) 🏫 Cultural practices (it's what we've always done) 💒 Insecurity (conflict & disaster) ❗️
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PAI Jan 16
has the highest rate of in the world--nearly 80% of girls marry before 18. This tradition jeopardizes the future of the young girls forced into such marriages and endangers their health. But more and more girls are fighting back.
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Geuzenpenning Jan 12
The Geuzen Medal for 2018 will be awarded to . Princess Mabel van Oranje, Chair of Girls Not Brides, and Executive Director Lakshmi Sundaram, will be presented with the medal. For more information:
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Girls Not Brides Jan 15
Which country has the highest rate of in the world? It’s Niger, with a staggering 76% of girls marrying before 18
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Girls Not Brides Jan 15
Powerful interactive story on in Niger- the country with the world's highest rate of marriages before 18
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Girls Not Brides Jan 15
has a HUGE impact on girls' health. According to a new study in India: - 88% of girls' health suffered after marriage - 47% felt lonely due to abuse - 25% felt depressed
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Girls Not Brides Jan 15
We just heard that Rwanda will host the 2nd African Girls' Summit from 5-6 March! Its goal? Keep up momentum after 2018 & promote for young people
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Girls Not Brides Jan 14
Looking for great to inspire you in 2018? Look no further than the stories of four amazing women taking on
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Girls Not Brides Jan 14
Turks are against , reveals survey after recent controversy in Turkey
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Girls Not Brides Jan 14
"I want to create change, and I use music to speak out about the injustices I see around me. Music can reach people in a special way."
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Girls Not Brides Jan 14
prevents girls from achieving their potential and holds back countries. In Madagascar, 41% of girls are married before 18
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Girls Not Brides Jan 13
New research on among displaced Syrian people: * Parents hope to protect girls from sexual violence * Some girls opt for marriage in hope of better life * Men report money as a major driver, women focus on protection & education
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Girls Not Brides Jan 13
“Almost all of my relatives were bride kidnapped.” Bride kidnapping is illegal but widespread in Kyrgyzstan, often leading to
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Girls Not Brides Jan 13
Keeping girls in school = fewer , early pregnancies & deaths in childbirth. Educating every girl in Africa could help save the lives of 1.2 million children
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Girls Not Brides Jan 13
? - 22 African countries have launched the campaign to . - In Latin America, efforts to are growing with an resolution - South Asia has a regional action plan to !
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Girls Not Brides Jan 12
Florida is one step closer to ending 🙌
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Girls Not Brides Jan 12
The longer a girl stays in school, the lower her risk of . Education helps girls live safe, healthy lives & achieve their potential
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