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Aristarick Joseph, co-founder of Youth for Change Tanzania, shares what Malawi's decision to legally end child marriage means for Tanzania with Global Citizen #LeveltheLaw

Malawi Just Ended Child Marriage: Tanzania Must Do the Same

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Girls in developing countries face overwhelming odds from the moment they are born. Help Plan International USA change these odds and support the most marginalized and most vulnerable girls around the world with #CHIMEFORCHANGE.

Because I am a Girl – Plan International USA

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02/22/2017 at 18:06. Facebook
Norway has joined the #SheDecides campaign to increase funds for women’s healthcare around the world - committing $10 million to fill the gap left by the reinstatement and expansion of the "Global Gag Rule". Learn more about the campaign with Global Citizen.

Norway Commits $10 Million for Women's Healthcare as Part of #SheDecides Fund

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02/21/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Shortly after being sworn in, President Trump signed an Executive Order reinstating the Mexico City Policy. This “Global Gag Rule” will force clinics in developing countries to cut staff and even close, leaving millions of women without basic healthcare. Sign the petition to stand up for women’s health! #SheDecides

Tell World Leaders to Support She Decides to Protect the Health of Girls and Women Everywhere

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02/21/2017 at 01:38. Facebook
Children can get married as young as 14 legally in New York, and many other US states, provided the parents and a court give their permission. One lawmaker in New York is hoping to change that law and make it impossible for children to get married at an age that makes them vulnerable to sexual abuse and domestic violence. Learn more and share with Global Citizen. #LeveltheLaw

Child Marriage Is Legal in New York — But This Bill Aims to Stop It

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02/18/2017 at 18:36. Facebook
Nineteen year old Somali-American refugee and model Halima Aden turned heads at Kanye’s Yeezy Season 5 fashion show in a stunning hijab, strutting her first-ever catwalk and bringing diversity and politics on stage at this year’s New York Fashion Week. Read and share with Global Citizen.

Somali-American Model Halima Aden Rocks Hijab in Kanye’s Fashion Show

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02/17/2017 at 21:42. Facebook
Today, Global Citizen + #CHIMEFORCHANGE are launching the #SheDecides campaign, a fundraising effort to make up some of the difference in funding that will be lost under the US government's reenactment and expansion of the "Global Gag Rule". Learn more and take action below.

Launching the #SheDecides Campaign to Help Keep Women Alive Under Trump's Global Gag Rule

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This could impact millions of women and girls around the world... It’s likely to have a negative effect on a broad range of health programs that provide lifesaving treatment and prevention options to those most in need. - Melinda Gates in Global Citizen.

Millions of Lives at Risk With Global Gag Rule, Bill and Melinda Gates Say

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“The injustice at home is a lesson for me. I want to be a lawyer” - Rihala via Global Citizen

After Escaping Marriage to Afghan Man, 70, in 10th Grade, Rihala Is Now Pursuing a Law Degree

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This Valentine's Day, Global Citizen Youth Advocate Davinia James is hoping to to raise enough pennies to send 128 more girls to school in Afghanistan by requesting that all funds for her wedding registry be put towards charity - or her "charistry". Learn more and share the love!

Davinia Is Getting Married, and Wants to Send Hundreds of Girls to School With Wedding “Charistry”

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When the Mexican presidential elections take place next year, the field of candidates will look unlike any other in Mexico’s history.
This time, an indigenous woman will be running for president. Read more with Global Citizen.

An Indigenous Woman Will Run for President of Mexico in 2018

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Two Indian schoolgirls will be awarded national bravery awards next week for helping police bust a cross-border human trafficking racket, leading to the arrest of suspects in the cases of missing girls from both India and Nepal. Read more via Global Citizen.

Two Girls Win Bravery Award for Busting a Sex Trafficking Ring

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In celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, watch this video from Global Citizen + #CHIMEFORCHANGE.
Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! In honor of women who changed the world with their research, Global Citizen is highlighting some of the top female scientists throughout history. Read and share!

17 Top Female Scientists Who Have Changed the World

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On Tuesday Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced after reading the three-decade-old letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing the nomination of Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship. Little did Majority Leader Mitch McConnell know then that his explanation to the removal of Warren would invoke a feminist rallying cry and a trending hashtag. “She was warned. She was given an explanation....
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Like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, These 17 Women Also Fearlessly Persisted

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“In places like Afghanistan, Cambodia, and India, skating has not been solidified as a male sport and, therefore, has had a massive cultural impact, teaching values about self-empowerment through skateboarding" - Director Sasha Rainbow via Global Citizen.

Skateboarding Women in India Challenge Gender Norms in This Must-Watch Video

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According to UNICEF, around 21% of girls in Pakistan are married before the age of 18. In an effort to end this practice, Pakistan has outlawed child marriage and toughened penalties for those guilty of the crime. #LeveltheLaw with Global Citizen

Pakistan Cracks Down on Child Marriage, Passes Stricter Penalties

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Scientists combed through data from more than 60,000 women in West Africa who had children to try and understand why generation after generation continues the practice of having their daughters’ genitals surgically cut. via Global Citizen

Study Reveals Surprising Reason Why FGM Is Still Practiced So Widely

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“My family left our homeland, Iran, shortly after the Islamic Revolution in search of freedom and opportunities. As refugees, we flew and walked thousands of miles through several countries. Imagine being captivated by the luxury of a slice of apple. Imagine also that the only friends you have are imaginary and made out of a pillow, named 'Biggie'. This is only the visible tip of the iceberg...
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"We are one of most visible religious minorities in the country, and we are lightning rods that attract negative attention and are bearing the brunt of it... I feel the way we talk about the headscarf needs to shift and become more empowering" via Global Citizen

Meet Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, a Global Citizen of America Who Is Giving Muslim Girls a Voice

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