15-year-old Malala Yousufzai has received worldwide attention for her efforts to promote the education of girls in Pakistan. On October 9th, she was targeted by the Taliban while on her way home from school and shot in the head. It’s been reported that she recently emerged from a coma in London where she is being treated for her grave [...]
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The issue: Each year, an estimated 200,000 American youth, primarily girls, are at high risk to falling prey to a form of human trafficking called sex trafficking. This is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. The fact is, traffickers, known as pimps, have declared war on the American youth. For pimps, teens are not human beings but property; [...]
By: Barry Rodriguez My mind was whirling. I simply couldn’t come to grips with what I was seeing. Beauty covering pain. Smiles covering indignity. How could these shy, giggling girls be the victims of one of history’s greatest injustices? ——- The other day I had the opportunity to interview a family in the Phnom Penh region; to sit in their home [...]
By: KATIE MEYLER About More Than Me: We get little girls off the street and into school in one of the world’s most dangerous slums in the world in Liberia, West Africa. We work with community leaders to identify the girls who are at the highest risk of being sexually exploited to ensure that education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, defines [...]
“If you want to change the world, invest in an adolescent girl.” — Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies, 2011 A key to solving the world’s food crisis and driving economic growth in the developing world lies in the investment in adolescent girls living in rural areas, says a new report by the Chicago [...]