Stories

Child marriage: “School is only the gate to life”

A young girl in Burundi describes how her mother’s marriage at 12 has affected her own life, and how she is determined to stay in school and not become a child bride.

Gaza crisis: “I am afraid for my kids”

A few nights ago we received a pre-recorded call from the Israeli army which told us to evacuate our house. My neighbourhood is close to the beach so it is not a safe place.

Ending early child marriage: How Fikere turned her life around

“My life was dark before, but now there is light,” says Fikere.

Gaza crisis: “We ask that the violence stops”

My boy is only three years old. He feels stressed and depressed and last night after hearing the explosions he said to my wife “I feel that I will die”.

Gaza crisis: My children want a childhood

We are surrounded by bombs and explosions. We just stay in the house, watching the black smoke in the sky when the houses nearby are hit.

Ending early child marriage: “I wanted to go back to school”

In the Amhara region of Ethiopia, where Eleni lives, almost half of all girls are married by the age of 15.

From child bride to champion of girls’ rights

Consolata in Burundi was married at 16 - but now she is pushing back on all of the messages that tell women they don’t matter.

CARE at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

CARE had a big presence at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict held in London in June 2014 – find out more about our events and policy asks.

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