Asia child marriage initiative examines child marriage in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan

Jessica Buchleitner with Alessandra Tranquilli- WNN Interviews (WNN) Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, ASIA –  Plan International is a nonprofit organization working in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and provide better opportunities for millions of children through 21 national organizations. In 2014 and 2015, as part of the Asia Child Marriage […]

Mapping CEDAW toward greater rights for women: One City at a Time

Mapping CEDAW toward greater rights for women: One City at a Time

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Long Beach, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: “We cannot wait any longer,” is something millions of women are saying now throughout the United States.  We do know this: when inertia in the U.S. Senate causes Senators to ignore for decades the call to vote for a treaty […]

Preventing human trafficking takes more than just education

Preventing human trafficking takes more than just education

Jes Richardson (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Preventing trafficking and sexual exploitation is more than education; it is building deep friendships with people of all ages within our community and meeting their needs. Part of prevention is education, but the larger part is putting the education into action. Prevention Restoring the community includes […]

UK brings first FGM prosecution forward

UK brings first FGM prosecution forward

Efua Dorkenoo for Equality Now – WNN Breaking (WNN/EN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: As Metropolitan Police in the UK gave “sufficient evidence” to the Office of The Crown Prosecutors a medical doctor inside the UK has now been charged with performing an illegal FGM – Female Genital Mutilation procedure. This is the very first […]

Solving the world's problems through the activism of girls

Solving the world's problems through the activism of girls

Lauren Hersh with Katie Cappiello – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It’s dark outside, 20 degrees, and we’ve taken to Super Bowl Boulevard in NYC with a team of teen girls who are passionate about ending modern day slavery.  They’ve traded their usual homework-filled Thursday night for hours of in-the-trenches advocacy. Bundled […]

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