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Change Makers World's best mom

Mãe, Mère, Maji, Induk, Mama, Ammee, Mom; the word ‘mother’ in any language represents strength, love and security. And these moms are no exception!

From the Field Forced into sexual slavery by poverty

For fifteen-year-old Mao, poverty turned an innocent sleepover at a friend’s house into a childhood trapped in Cambodia’s sex trade.

Voices How child marriage, FGM and obstetric fistula impact the lives of women and girls forever
Learn how child marriage, female genital mutilation and obstetric fistula negatively impact millions of women and girls around the world.
Voices Child marriage: Facts and how to help
At its core, child marriage is a fundamental violation of human rights. Learn about how early marriage compromises a child’s development and opportunities in life.
Voices Girls’ education: facts and how to help
For all children, but especially for girls, education provide stability for today and opportunities for tomorrow. Learn more about the importance of female education and how you can help protect girls' education rights.
Voices Why do the poor have large families?
Learn about the factors behind poor families having large families such as child mortality rates, lack of health services and forced early marriage.
From the Field Tackling gender-based violence in the world’s largest refugee camp
At 19, Smirna was a widow living in the world's largest refugee camp in southern Bangladesh.
In the News International Day of the Girl: What it is and why it matters
Despite global achievements towards gender equality, girls continue to face barriers to full, equal participation both at home and in the world. Find out why we need Day of the Girl more than ever.
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