How Can Afghanistan Put a Stop to Child Marriages? By Anais Wardak

How Can Afghanistan Put a Stop to Child Marriages? By Anais Wardak

Earlier this year, Afghanistan took an unprecedented policy step in the battle against the ‘child bride’ custom by launching the National Action Plan to Eliminate Early and Child Marriage. Activists are hopeful the plan will become more than a piece of paper, despite clear challenges ahead and the government’s poor

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Mothers Are The Key to Educating Girls – Marilyn Mosley Gordanier Contributor

It been said that “When you educate a girl, you educate a nation”. Yet, the key to making this work is often overlooked – empowering and supporting mothers. This is not a new issue in countries such as Afghanistan which has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world.

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Food 4 School: Feeding and educating Afghan girls Posted by INKLINE

The Emmy-nominated documentary trailer of #GirlRising opens with recorded broadcast news of 14 yr. old #Malala Yousafzai shot in the head for fighting for girls’ rights to education in #Afghanistan. Nine girls from different countries – Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Nepal, Egypt, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Peru, India, and Haiti – are then

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When the first day of the new school year starts in Afghanistan on Thursday, 3.7 million boys and girls won’t be in attendance, because of increased violence, displacement and poverty. The total number — roughly one in three school-age Afghan children — is expected to grow this year as violence

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Food4School: Changing the Lives of Needy Afghan Families by Red Elephant

Girls are vulnerable to being married at a young age when families cannot afford to buy food and children do not go to school. For $60 a month an entire family can be fed. Food4School provides needy Afghan families with money for food in exchange for sending their children to

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Food4School: Getting Girls in the Classroom by Feeding Their Families by Alexandra Bradford

With her Food4School program, educator Marilyn Mosley Gordanier hopes that giving families money to buy food will allow them to pay for their daughters’ education and keep them from turning to child marriage to make ends meet. Marilyn Mosley Gordanier’s life changed the day she sat down in front of

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A Truly Compelling Project That Touches My Heart by Rebecca Kochenderfer from Homeschool.com.

Dear Fellow Homeschooler, This is Rebecca Kochenderfer from Homeschool.com. I just had the most amazing breakfast meeting with Marilyn Mosley and I’d really like to tell you about it. Marilyn is the founder of Laurel Springs School and she is one of the best human beings I have ever known.

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#WereWithHer By Isobel Lola Mosley

The 2016 election is one unlike any other. Those who are not citizens of America are utterly confused, but to be honest, so are we. We have been presented with two candidates, but clearly only one of them is prepared for what is arguably the biggest job in the world.

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War Widows of Afghanistan by Zarghuna Kargar

Foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan, marking an official end to 13 years of conflict, in which 13,000 Afghan soldiers have lost their lives. For a new BBC documentary, Our World: The War Widows of Afghanistan, Afghan journalist Zarghuna Kargar has been on the trail of the hidden victims of the

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