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Girls Not Brides

Giving Girls a Chance at a Real Future With Real Choices

Jennifer Redner | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Redner

As a key player in shaping global development priorities -- priorities that include education, health care, food security, economic empowerment and ending violence against women and girls -- the United States has an important role in ending early and forced marriage worldwide.

Moving Beyond Words: The Case for a Global Implementation Plan to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Yasmeen Hassan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Yasmeen Hassan

Standards are in place to end violence and discrimination against women and girls. Governments must not be allowed to backtrack on their pledges.

A Promise to Girls

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

Today is the first-ever International Day of the Girl. This is a day to celebrate the fact that it is girls who will change the world; that the empowerment of girls holds the key to development and security for families, communities and societies worldwide.

Why We Love Men Who Love Women

Christine Horansky | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Growing up, I was blessed to have an encouraging dad along with male teachers and bosses who took the time to invest in me.

Mary Robinson and The Elders Make Child Marriage Prevention a Top Priority

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Working to bring together non-governmental agencies from around the world, Girls Not Brides is confronting a practice that prohibits 10 million girls -- annually -- of the right to an education, health, and security.

Achieving Global Gender Equality: Men in Support of Women

Peter Buffett | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Men must be called upon not to act "on behalf of" women, but to support women to have more power to act on behalf of themselves.

New Campaigns for Global Change Launch in New York

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly September in New York is known for Fashion Week, 9/11 memorials, the General Assembly at the U.N. and increasingly, the Clinton Glo...

U.N. Week Announces "Girls Not Brides"

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

While the practice of child marriage has been rooted in the traditions of many communities for generations and has remained largely unchallenged, this is all about to change.

Let's End Child Marriage in a Generation

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 11.22.2011 | Women
Jennifer Buffett

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.

New Global Campaign Takes Aim at Child Marriage

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

The Elders, an organization of eminent global leaders first convened by Nelson Mandela, have announced the launch of a major global initiative dedicated to ending child marriage within a generation.