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Send Safi and Dieynabah a message of support

Safi and Dieynabah, 18, are trailblazers. They have fought hard to stay in school and get a good education.It hasn’t been easy. They were both under pressure to get married – but refused – and persuaded their parents to let them stay in school. That alone is a huge achievement, but it doesn’t stop there.

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Small Cost Big Impact: How A $6 Uniform Can Change A Girl’s Future
Meagan Neal

In 2003 in western Kenya, a school uniform cost $6. This might seem like a small cost—but for poor families, it was a substantial out-of-pocket expense. Meanwhile, many girls dropped out before the end of primary school. Could this cost be one of the reasons? To try to address the problem, an NGO began distributing free primary school uniforms. Would receiving a uniform actually have an impact on girls’ lives?

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Angelina Jolie Gave A Powerful Speech About Sexual Violence To The UN
Colleen Curry

One of the strongest voices in Hollywood has finally spoken out on the topic that has gripped the industry over the past two months: sexual violence against women. Angelina Jolie delivered an urgent call for an end to sexual violence in all industries around the world during a speech at a United Nations conference in Vancouver on Wednesday. “Sexual violence is everywhere — in the industry where I work, in business, in universities, in politics, in the military, and across the world,” Jolie

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The Lucky School

Balkumari Primary School has a fairytale view. It sits high up in the Himalayas, just two hours outside of Kathmandu, Nepal. But despite its gorgeous setting, the school grounds are modest, the chalkboards are frayed, and there’s no running water. Still, each day, the classrooms are packed with kids in bright blue uniforms, eager to learn.

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How (RED) is Making a Real Difference

(RED) supports The Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants in eight countries with a goal of virtually eliminating transmission of the virus from moms to their babies. But many of you have rightfully asked, “How does this exactly work?” It’s a miracle of modern medical technology that we’re able to prevent the mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).

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The Toughest Places For a Girl To Get An Education

To make sure every girl has the chance of getting a good education, we need to understand where girls are being left behind. That’s why ONE has created the Toughest Places for a Girl to Get an Education index.

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Norway Nobel Peace Prize
10 Past Nobel Peace Prize Winners You Should Know
Daniele Selby

The Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work” to facilitate international cooperation, reduce conflict, and promote international peace, will be announced on Oct. 6. Among this year’s favorites to win are Angela Merkel, Pope Francis, and the group of volunteer humanitarian responders in Syria known as The White Helmets, Time reports. In anticipation of Friday’s big reveal, Global Citizen took a retrospective view of past Nobel Peace Prize winners and their accomplishments.

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Jenny Ottenhoff

What are the benefits of sending girls to school? You might answer that they will learn how to read, write and do arithmetic, all of which equip them to enter the workforce, earn an income, and contribute more to the economy … And you would be correct. But that’s only part of the answer. Beyond improving their knowledge, skills and earning potential, educating girls can have a big impact on their health, and the health of their children and communities.

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