CARE & global advocates work to stop child marriage on International Day of the Girl

CARE & global advocates work to stop child marriage on International Day of the Girl

WNN Improve It (WNN/CARE) Global: In honor of the first-ever International Day of the Girl, the global poverty-fighting organization, CARE, has launched a campaign to help end child marriage and is calling on the U.S. government to make ending early marriage a priority. The following stories illustrate how child marriage and poverty play into the […]

Mary Robinson and The Elders make child marriage prevention a top priority

Mary Robinson and The Elders make child marriage prevention a top priority

Marcia G. Yerman – WNN Features (WNN) New York: When the 66th General Assembly of the United Nations convened in New York City in mid-September, those striving to get attention for specific agendas presented their causes at satellite conferences around Manhattan. Members of The Elders, a contingent of independent global leaders focusing on “peace and human […]

Can Nepal women ‘untouchables’ outlive tired caste systems?

Can Nepal women ‘untouchables’ outlive tired caste systems?

PUNITA RIMAL / correspondent – WNN Features (WNN) Kathmandu: Kalli Kumari B.K. is 45 years old and is a Dalit woman, an ‘untouchable.’ “On March 20, Kumari was accused of practicing witchcraft by the villagers, and was mercilessly beaten up and forced to eat her own excreta in public,” said the Asian Human Rights Commission in an urgent […]