Kenya: Periods of Shame

Across Sub-Saharan Africa, access to menstrual products is still a big problem for many girls who choose to avoid school because they can’t afford tampons or sanitary napkins.

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“I Stopped My Own Wedding At 12”

Meet Yekaba: when she was 12, her parents were busy arranging her marriage without her knowledge. When she found out, she managed to alert her teachers and they helped call a halt to it.

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Features from Issue 6

Features from Issue 5 (October 2016) Women and Health

Features from Issue 4 (June 2016) “Women and Migration”

The Other Refugee Crisis

Central American women and children, who are victims of domestic violence, child abuse, extreme poverty, state neglect, and terrorization in their home countries flee for their lives to their northern neighbor daily.

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Refugee Poker

The news last month that Kenya would be closing the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab, and repatriating its 350,000 residents by November prompted two reactions – complete shock or dismissal.

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No Refuge: Australian Detention Centers on Nauru

Nauru is a tiny, barren island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, about 2,800 miles from Australia and far from international scrutiny. Refugees are housed in the community on temporary visas, where they frequently suffer violence and discrimination.

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No Escape from Suffering: Syrian Refugee Women in Beirut

Hamra Street, historically regarded as the heart of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has been recently populated by Syrians, including large numbers of women and children, who have fled war in their country only to face the harsh realities of working or even living in the streets of Beirut.

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Features from Issue 3 (March 2016) “Women and the Environment”

Features from Issue 2 (November 2015)  “Gender-Based Violence”

Children Having Children in Guatemala

What follows are three stories of girls —children themselves— who have been sexually exploited by coercion or outright violence in Guatemala and become young mothers while barely in their teens.

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Femicide in Argentina

On August 21, 2015, a news story broke in Argentina that shocked the country and received wall-to-wall television coverage. Fernando Farré, a successful executive, had stabbed his wife and mother of his three children to death.

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The Challenges Facing Young Women Refugees

Escaping war as a refugee is no one’s dream. Many teenage girls escaping Syria to neighbouring Lebanon must also specifically contend with child marriage, sexual violence and a host of new burdens and responsibilities.

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Features from Issue 1 (August 2015)  “Global Challenges to Women’s Rights”

The Children Left Behind

It is a cold, rainy day in Chunchi, a canton in the Chimborazo Province in southern Ecuador. Eight-year-old Nicole has just arrived at school in Ramos Lomas, one of the rural communities in Chunchi.

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Ignacio, Estela’s Grandson

I had reached a comfortable place in my life, I found out that I am really the son of a family who was ‘disappeared’ during Argentina’s last military dictatorship, and that my grandmother is Estela de Carlotto

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Claudia, Estela’s Other Daughter

Claudia Carlotto, the coordinator of the National Commission on the Right to Identity (CONADI), personally gives DNA results to the hundreds of people that have come searching for their true identity.

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Afghan ‘Girl Power’

“My first love is coding. People think that girls can’t code, but I forget about the war and conflict in Afghanistan when I’m coding,” said Nooria Ismaelzade, a 25-year-old student from Herat, one of Afghanistan’s largest cities located near the border with Iran.

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