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Ending Child Marriage and Building Futures for Girls in Tanzania

August 24th, 2016

Recently, the high court of Tanzania raised the minimum age for a girl to marry to 18—a milestone in a country where 37 percent of girls are married before the […]

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It’s Time to Invest in Girls and End the Cycle of Violence

October 10th, 2014

It’s been two years since the United Nations declared October 11 the International Day of the Girl in response to the problem of neglect and devaluation of girls around the […]

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A Fitting Celebration of Life–Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela Falls on Human Rights Day

December 10th, 2013

How fitting that the memorial service for Nelson Mandela occurs on December 10, Human Rights Day—a day to reaffirm the right of every individual to education, adequate food and shelter, […]

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Invisible Children’s Grassroots Quest to Destroy Joseph Kony Produces International Action and Results

November 13th, 2013

Invisible Children’s grassroots efforts to end the terror of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army have led to an unlikely but effective coalition of governments, armies, nonprofits, and philanthropists. […]

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Female Circumcision Declining in Africa, but 30 Million Girls Still at Risk

August 7th, 2013

A new report by UNICEF finds that the practice of female genital cutting (FGC), which started centuries ago, has been declining in Africa. But even where laws now forbid it, […]

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Recognizing Obstetric Fistula So We Can Eliminate It Once and For All

May 23rd, 2013

Can you imagine a pregnant woman you know going into labor, experiencing an unexpected obstruction, and having no medical personnel to help?  If she survived, she would, no doubt, have […]

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Rehabilitation Center in Central Africa Gives Traumatized Children a Chance

January 30th, 2013

Invisible Children began bringing the plight of Uganda’s child soldiers to the world in 2004. The plight of child soldiers and children affected by conflict remains a major concern throughout […]

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Remembering a Leader of Legal Justice in South Africa

December 18th, 2012

The cause of social justice in Africa lost one of its giants this month with the death of Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson.  Born and educated in South Africa, Chaskalson, 81, […]

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World Refugee Day: Recognizing Those Who Give Voice and Hope to the Most Vulnerable

June 20th, 2012

People around the world are fleeing their communities in search of safe places to call home.  On World Refugee Day, June 20, we especially recognize the more than 3 million […]

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International Women's Day 2012: Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures

March 8th, 2012

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, when the world recognizes the achievements of women and the progress that still needs to be made. This year’s theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring […]

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International Women’s Day 2012: Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures

March 8th, 2012

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, when the world recognizes the achievements of women and the progress that still needs to be made. This year’s theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring […]

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Trash is Not Trash Until It Is Wasted

January 26th, 2012

Many of us recycle our bottles and waste without ever seeing the tangible benefits. Although recycling is practiced far less commonly in Sub Sahara Africa, the recycling efforts of two […]

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Fulfilling the Principles of Human Rights Day

December 10th, 2011

It is hard to believe that 63 years ago today, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration has served as the foundation for an ever-expanding […]

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Fulfilling the Principles of Human Rights Day

December 10th, 2011

It is hard to believe that 63 years ago today, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration has served as the foundation for an ever-expanding […]

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New Digital Technology Hunts Down War Criminal and His Army in Central Africa

October 10th, 2011

Communities across Central Africa are now better equipped to prevent and respond to atrocities committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) thanks to Aid for Africa member Invisible Children, which […]

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