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Panellists of Youth for Change Bangladesh, along with the members of Young Change Makers Coalition in Bangladesh, organised media campaigns on Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017 throughout the month of February.
One in ten women in Singapore has experienced physical abuse from a male, with more than 70% of such cases not reaching the police. Ariz shares the perspective of a male opposed to gender-based violence.
To bring the voices of youth and to equip them with necessary skills, Plan International Bangladesh organised a two days residential training on “Advocacy & Campaign Design” for the panel members of Youth For Change and members of the Young Change Makers Coalition in Bangladesh (YCMC).
By equating FGM and non-medical male circumcision as the same, we ultimately undermine women’s voices and the fight to eliminate FGM.
In My Daughter’s Army, Greg Hogben takes us into the world a fictional young woman who appears to be the female messiah, sent to fight for women’s rights. Ryla speaks to the author about his thoughts on gender equality...
Campaigning is a great, effective way of creating social change and challenging serious issues faced by women globally.Here are a few tips on how you can #BeBoldForChange and campaign against gender based violence:
Kenya is finally ready to launch the Africa Union campaign on ending child marriage! The campaign has already been launched in 15 countries. It is now Kenya’s turn.
Nadifo Abdi A.K.A Brownkey, is a female activist in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camps. Youth For Change Tanzania's Petrider spoke to Nadifo, who highlighted for me the scale of the injustice done to girls in the camps...
The theme of International Women's Day 2017 is #BeBoldForChange. We couldn't agree more - we believe young people in particular have the power and responsibility to stand up and take action to achieve gender parity.