Rising: Aissa's Story
How Judith Stood Up Against Female Genital Mutilation
17 year-old Judith lives with her family in the rural Serengeti district of Tanzania. When her school closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she had to face her worst fears: Her parents decided that it was time for her to undergo “cutting” – female genital mutilation (FGM). Read her story and learn about her brave decision to stop her parents.
“Anyone Could Be Next” – Irene’s Story
In rural northern Ghana, 12-year-old Irene braves a deadly epidemic. She goes door-to-door showing her neighbours how avoiding close contact, proper handwashing, and a few other simple measures can slow the rate of infection. After her lessons about the coronavirus are complete, Irene spends time reading stories with other children at a safe distance..
Farzanas Weg in die Unabhängigkeit
A DESPERATE DECISION: ANTONIA AND SARAH’S STORY
Antonia and Sarah were nearly forced into marriage at just 12 and 10 years old, but the sisters are back with their families and re-enrolled in school. This is their story.
Alumni: Gilbert's Story and his dream
Gilbert has big plans: he wants to be a civil engineer designing affordable and accessible housing for people with disabilities, people whose lives have been shaped by the legacy of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, just as his own family's lives have been.
OUT OF THE HORRORS OF WAR: HOPE
Qasida has lost her father during the Syrian Civil War. Here's how she found hope again.
New Generation, New Hope
Obaansi is just 18 years old, and she is not only the first member of her family to go to high school, but also already changing the lives of children in her hometown.
Telling stories, changing lives
These young people are using the power of storytelling to help eliminate child marriage and early pregnancy from their hometown.
Ife is an advocate for the inclusion of deaf people in Ethiopian society. Rather than accepting the limitations others would place on deaf children and children with disabilities, she is advocating for a more inclusive world, one in which every child has the power to rise.
A GIRL WITH A VOICE IS A STRONG GIRL
In Elu Eteya, Ethiopia, Liya desperately wanted to stay in school. She needed support and she found it in this group.
By finding her power on the field, Khansa found the power to say no to child marriage
Khansa dared to do the impossible: stand up to child marriage. This shy, brilliant high-schooler found the power to challenge a deep-seated tradition and have her voice heard.
How a child of war became a warrior for peace
As a former Right To Play participant, Malual has become a beacon for hope.
To protect others, Rhobi used something even more powerful than tradition: her voice
Rhobi uses her own painful experiences on the theater stage to warn children, parents and members of her community of the dangers of female genital mutilation.
Opening the eyes of parents, to open doors to education
Julienne is already a community legend at 12 years old. She believes that all children, especially girls, deserve to go to school and she is spreading her message to change the lives of her peers.
Moving together to move mountains
A band of bold Malian youth are speaking up for children’s rights and protection, spreading their message on different platforms, including live theatrical performances.
Gulmeena: girl champion and champion of girls
In Peshewar, Pakistan, where deep-rooted traditions often obstruct girls' access to education, Gulmeena creates new opportunities and inspires hundreds of young girls from her region with her story.
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