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Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is one of the most heinous acts of violence perpetrated toward young girls. It is the procedure of surgically altering part of the vagina, and […]

November 28, 2017 ×
Protecting The Girl Child: Indian Supreme Court Rules Sex With A Child Bride Is Rape

Protecting The Girl Child: Indian Supreme Court Rules Sex With A Child Bride Is Rape

This year, India marked International Day of the Girl Child with a very significant Supreme Court ruling – sex with a child bride will now be considered rape. ThisĀ is a […]

October 19, 2017 ×
Teen Activists In Bangladesh Working To Prevent Child Marriage Through An Org. Funded By UNICEF

Teen Activists In Bangladesh Working To Prevent Child Marriage Through An Org. Funded By UNICEF

On February 27 of this year, the Bangladesh parliament approved the passage of a new law which shocked many human rights organizations an activists who are working to end the […]

May 22, 2017 ×
Photojournalist Alice Rowsome Documents Indian Activists Helping Girls Escape Child Marriage

Photojournalist Alice Rowsome Documents Indian Activists Helping Girls Escape Child Marriage

  Not too long ago we published a story about an Indian woman who escaped child marriage as a girl, and how she spends her adult life helping other young […]

April 26, 2017 ×
Escaping Child Marriage, Usha Choudhary Now Educates Other Families From Giving Away Underage Girls

Escaping Child Marriage, Usha Choudhary Now Educates Other Families From Giving Away Underage Girls

According to UNICEF, 60% of women aged 20-24 today were married before the age of 18. Despite the Child Marriages Act being implemented in 2006 which outlaws child marriage, it […]

February 24, 2017 ×
FEMINIST FRIDAY: 3-Part Series Explores The Connection Between Climate Change & Child Marriage

FEMINIST FRIDAY: 3-Part Series Explores The Connection Between Climate Change & Child Marriage

Welcome to another edition of our weekly series Feminist Friday, the space where we share some of our favorite videos with our readership that are interesting, funny, thought-provoking and which […]

November 18, 2016 ×
She Overcame Child Marriage, Abuse & Rape To Become Bollywood’s Most Successful Stuntwoman

She Overcame Child Marriage, Abuse & Rape To Become Bollywood’s Most Successful Stuntwoman

If you are an avid Bollywood fan, you will most likely have seen Geeta Tandon on screen without knowing it is actually her. As one of the industry’s most successful […]

June 24, 2016 ×
“Not On My Watch!” This Teen Is Raising Her Voice To Stop Child Marriage In Refugee Camps

“Not On My Watch!” This Teen Is Raising Her Voice To Stop Child Marriage In Refugee Camps

The effect of a young girl raising her voice is nothing short of powerful and world changing. Syrian teen Omaima Hoshan is a perfect example of this. She lives in […]

May 13, 2016 ×
Meet The Indigenous Moroccan Women Fighting Domestic Violence, Child Marriage & Political Oppression

Meet The Indigenous Moroccan Women Fighting Domestic Violence, Child Marriage & Political Oppression

There are many countries around the world which have a history of marginalizing, oppressing and silencing their indigenous population. America, Canada, Australia, India and many, many more. The sad truth […]

April 25, 2016 ×
Prince Harry, In His Most Feminist Moment To Date, Gave A Rousing Speech Championing Gender Equality

Prince Harry, In His Most Feminist Moment To Date, Gave A Rousing Speech Championing Gender Equality

When it comes to articles about the British Royal family, an overwhelming amount are about Princess Katherine Middleton as she has become a fashion obsession for people around the globe […]

April 20, 2016 ×
‘Dukhtar’ – Pakistan’s First Feminist Film, Directed By A Woman, To Be Released In Oct.

‘Dukhtar’ – Pakistan’s First Feminist Film, Directed By A Woman, To Be Released In Oct.

A new film we are getting excited about here at GTHQ is ‘Dukhtar’ (translated: “daughter”), the story of a young Pakistani girl being targeted for child marriage, while her mother […]

September 8, 2015 ×
President Obama Made An Important Speech In Kenya About Women’s Rights

President Obama Made An Important Speech In Kenya About Women’s Rights

While every world leader has their fair share of critics and doesn’t always get it right 100% of the time, we’re just going to put it out there that we […]

July 29, 2015 ×
Malawian Chief Annuls 300 Child Marriages, Sends Them To School, Gets It Done!

Malawian Chief Annuls 300 Child Marriages, Sends Them To School, Gets It Done!

Earlier this year, it was estimated that the African nation of Malawi had the highest rate of child marriages happening in the world. In April of this year, the same […]

July 28, 2015 ×
She Hates Child Marriage & Advocates Girls Education-Meet The Malala Of Syria

She Hates Child Marriage & Advocates Girls Education-Meet The Malala Of Syria

We’re all familiar with the story of Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, activist and author who was shot in the head by the […]

June 22, 2015 ×
Afghan Girl Escapes Child Marriage, Now Makes Music To Shed Light On This Atrocity

Afghan Girl Escapes Child Marriage, Now Makes Music To Shed Light On This Atrocity

It is estimated that every year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18, and as a result are denied many basic human rights such as healthcare, education, […]

June 2, 2015 ×