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Entries by Jennifer Buffett from 09/2011

Let's End Child Marriage in a Generation

| Posted 09.22.2011 | Women

On a learning trip to Ethiopia, where 49 percent of girls are married before they are 18, I came face to face with one of the biggest challenges that holds back the world's female population and keeps countries mired in poverty: child marriage.

Wangari Maathai: A Dream of Trees

| Posted 09.27.2011 | World

In formally establishing the Green Belt Movement in 1977, Wangari was wise enough to see that for the disempowered, planting trees was in fact a radical act of self-assertion, a method of laying claim to the life-giving power of one small corner of the Earth.