Youth Rights

Wedding Busters: Betting on Child Marriage-Free Zones

Apr 26th, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York. Child marriage is a difficult issue that is complicated by culture and religion, and especially by poverty. It takes time and effort to change culture, but it is possible.  Ending poverty is something that many people, organizations, and governments have tried to end for decades, but the challenge is enormous.Yet the will
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Let Girls Be Girls, Not Brides and Wives

Mar 11th, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org If there was ever an issue that should galvanize the international community to take action – no matter politics or religion – child marriage has to be near the top of the list.  One in three girls in the developing world is married by age eighteen. The United Nations states that
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Why Girls Need a Special Day of Recognition

Oct 10th, 2013 | By
day of the girl

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Perhaps more than almost anyone else, girls all over the world deserve a day of recognition.  This October 11th is International Day of the Girl, a special day intended to highlight an issue of global importance.  Girls, who are all too often ignored or devalued, could use some international support. The purpose
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Message from Millennials: Support Reproductive Rights

Aug 27th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org We live in interesting times, especially here in the United States.  ObamaCare is about to be implemented yet opponents continue to try and block it.  Contraceptive use and voluntary family planning services – something many take for granted – has become a point of contention too, and we are back to
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What did you do on your 16th birthday?

Jul 12th, 2013 | By
Malala

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org If you are looking for a little inspiration, and who isn’t these days, a soft-spoken teenager fighting for girl’s rights has emerged as an unsung hero. At age 15, Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman who wanted to kill her for her outspokenness on
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Water, Women, and Youth in the Land of the Pharaohs

Jun 20th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org With all the media focus on the NSA spying scandal, you might have missed the news that Egypt and Ethiopia – the second and third most populous countries in Africa, respectively – are coming into a war of words over a proposed dam on the Nile.  Though tensions have eased somewhat,
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Giving Youth a Hand to Create a Sustainable World

Mar 26th, 2013 | By
Tena Kebena Staff

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Today’s global youth, of course, will inherit the world.  And given the state of this world, it is more important than ever to invest in young adults, and help provide them with opportunities to create a healthy society. One specific project in Ethiopia is providing much hope.  It is called Tena
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