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Female Genital Mutilation Is an Extreme Form of Violence Against Girls
At least 200 million girls & women are living with the pain & trauma caused by FGM. UNICEF is working to end this cruel practice now.
After Losing a Daughter to FGM, a Mother in Djibouti Renews Her Fight
Miriam Kako has seen the horrors of female genital mutilation. Now, she's working with UNICEF and partners to end the cruel practice.
Not An Object: On Sexualization and Exploitation of Women and Girls
The objectification and sexualization of girls in the media is linked to violence against women and girls worldwide.
Keeping Girls in School in Madagascar
In Madagascar, UNICEF's Let Us Learn program helps girls get an education and build life skills instead of dropping out to marry early.
In Photos: Zonta's 100 Years Empowering Women and Girls
As Zonta International celebrates its centennial year, a look back at Zonta's historic partnership with UNICEF USA.
Using Soccer to End Child Marriage in Niger
A successful UNICEF-supported program in Niger combines sports and academics to keep girls in school and prevent early marriage.
UNICEF Market Helps Supergirl-Silversmiths Shine
Thanks to entrepreneur training and access to a global market, the Jalapa Girls Silversmiths are confident in themselves and their futures.
Getting Girls Back to School in Afghanistan
UNICEF is helping children get back to learning in Afghanistan, where an estimated 3.7 million kids are out of school — 60% of them girls.
Building Toilets and Educating Girls About Menstruation In India
Trained as masons for a sanitation project, women in Jharkhand are changing the conversation about gender roles and girls' futures.
UNICEF and Dove Team Up To Empower and Educate Girls
Self-esteem and body confidence training helps girls around the world build self-assurance and reach their full potential.
Women Continue Empowering Women and Girls Around the World
UNICEF USA partners with Dining for Women and Zonta International to promote equal rights for women and girls.
On the Front Lines in the Fight to End Child Marriage in the U.S.
Forced into an abusive marriage at 19, Fraidy Reiss escaped and started a nonprofit to support girls and women trapped in wedlock.
Take Action to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Now
FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. UNICEF is fighting to end the inhuman practice once and for all.
Violence Against Women Is an Issue That Concerns Us All
Home is a battleground for a shocking number of women and girls worldwide: 50,000 were killed last year by partners or family members.
Standing Up for #HerToo
On the anniversary of #MeToo, UNICEF remains committed to ending sexual violence against girls and women worldwide.
Breaking Gender Norms From the Nile to the Red Sea
How a girl in Egypt found her dream job across the sea with support from her family and UNICEF.
Fighting Poverty and Violence to Educate Girls in Madagascar
With support from Zonta International, thousands of girls in Madagascar are getting a quality education through the Let Us Learn project.
Learning to Create Community in Montenegro
A UNICEF-supported social impact program teaches high school students how to bring people together by creating common ground.
Teaching Technology: Empowering Girls to Change the World
UNICEF and Gucci's Girls' Empowerment Initiative is equipping the next generation with the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.
When a Refugee Camp Becomes an Innovation Incubator
In Jordan, young people fleeing Syria's civil war are inventing ingenious solutions to problems faced by people in their community.
Women Are Working Together to Support Girls Worldwide
UNICEF is partnering with women's groups like Zonta International and Dining For Women to improve the lives of girls around the world.
The Fight to End Child Marriage
In the past decade, 25 million child marriages have been prevented. But there is more work to be done.
After Years of Civil War, Child Marriage Is on the Rise in Yemen
In a nation on the brink of social collapse, a campaign to protect girls from early marriage stalls.
In Ethiopia, Girls Speak Out Against a Sexually Abusive Teacher
Everywhere, girls are saying "me too" and speaking out against sexual harassment and assault. With UNICEF's help, these girls made it stop.
#MeToo Sparks a Global Conversation on Violence Against Girls & Women
UNICEF supports the right of all girls and women to live a life free of sexual harassment and assault.
"When You Have an Education, Nobody Can Take It Away from You"
UNICEF 's youngest Goodwill Ambassador, Syrian education activist Muzoon Almellehan, has a message for girls everywhere: Stay in school.