At 14, Eka learned that her parents were planning her marriage to a man 20 years older. But she wasn’t ready to get married.
“I have increased my self-esteem, my awareness, and now I can support other women that are living in the same conditions of violence…”
Here I want to say that everyone is equal; girls and boys are the same. I firmly believe that we, the girls, can equally contribute to society…
While our team helped shape this trafficking legislation through interactions with Congress, advocates who supported the bill also played a vital role.
“Overall, many girls across Senegal are married as children. How can it be a good thing to be a young girl who is already married and pregnant?”
We promise that calling your members of Congress isn’t scary and is actually pretty easy. Your advocacy on these bills matters now more than ever.
More than 200 million women and girls around the world are living with the results of the dangerous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM/C), also known as cutting and female circumcision, according to a report by UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency. In the next decade, 30 million more are at risk. The United Nations created … Read More
When it might often seem like there is very little we as a country can agree on, I believe there is one issue where we can find consensus – that violence is never acceptable, especially towards women and children who are most vulnerable, whatever form that violence takes. Whether the issue is child marriage, physical … Read More
We are mid-way through the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. In Zambia, 47 percent of women report having experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. World Vision, with a grant from USAID, is implementing One Stop Centers to help victims of gender-based violence get the care they need to recover. Watch this video to … Read More