Tag Archives: child marriage

Are we listening to Syrian women?

Tweet In the ongoing crisis in Syria, we’ve rarely heard from mainstream media sources about how Syrian women have been experiencing this violence, and the ways that gender-based violence is impacting their lives in this time of crisis. Tweet
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166 U.S. Congressmen Don’t Think Girls Should Be Able To Marry on Their Own Terms [Updated]

TweetThat’s right, folks. As incredible as it may seem, last night House Republican leaders blocked action on a bill aimed at preventing child marriages in areas of the world where this human rights violation persists. As I joyfully noted 2 weeks ago, the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriages bill unanimously cleared the U.S. [...]
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Quick Hit: Early Puberty and What it Means for Girls

TweetCheck out this excellent post written by my colleague Melanie over on Akimbo discussing the effects of early puberty on the health of young girls: In recent years, the transition from girlhood to womanhood  has seemed to come faster, and has had everyone from gossip columnists to politicians abuzz. From sexualized kindergarteners on TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” to horrific [...]
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