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Signed Away to Bonded Labor

Many Pakistani boys are signed away to bonded labor at the age of 13. The contracts last until they are 30. If those boys were released today, they would have begun their work when: OJ Simpson drove his white SUV down a freeway, Bill Clinton gave his first State of…

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Watch Half the Sky on PBS: Tonight!

Tonight, part 1 of two of the Half the Sky documentary airs on PBS tonight.  Hear celebrity advocates speak out for girls around the world and watch the journeys that changed their hearts.  The documentary airs tonight and tomorrow at 8/9 central on your local PBS station.

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What would you ask Afghanistan’s Minister of Education?

What would you like to know about education in Afghanistan?  About girls in school?  Access to schools?  What is being taught in schools?  You have the chance to get answers for the questions you want to know.  Post your questions in the comments below and along with 10 x 10…

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Why isn’t Poverty an Election Issue?

World Vision US president Richard Stearns notes that there has been much focus on the middle class during this election season, but asks, ‘Why isn’t poverty an election issue?’ Certainly, families in the United States today are experiencing significant hardship — yet I believe we still have the responsibility to…

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First Sitting President to Speak on Human Trafficking

Yesterday, President Barack Obama made history as the first sitting president to formally address human trafficking and modern day slavery.  Watch history here.

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The Campaign to End Fistlula

Strong Women Strong World is proud to partner with the UNFPA Campaign to End Fistula. This Thursday, September 27th, watch Gillian Slinger address women, child birth and policy recommendations for improving maternal and child health, and reducing obstetric fistula, in the developing world.

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President Obama Addresses Human Trafficking.

President Barack Obama will address human trafficking tomorrow at the Clinton Global Initiative. You can watch live at 9am pacific time.  Strong Women Strong World looks forward to what steps the United States will take to be leaders in the fight against human trafficking.

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As you grow older

‎”As your grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others” -Audrey Hepburn

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Reading, Writing and Economics

October 11  is the International Day of the Girl.  We celebrate because we know that when you give a girl an education, the world goes far.

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Learn about Fistula to End Fistula

Obstetric fistula is a condition that affects over 2 million women in the world, and there are 50,000-100,000 new cases each year. In this NY Times article Nicholas Kristof describes obstetric fistula, the facts and the effects.  Unfortunately the article is from 2003 and it is still just as relevant…

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