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So the law passed. Now what? World Pulse seeks your stories about how we can turn rights on paper to real and lasting change.

Tanzania and The Gambia recently banned child marriage. The murder of Qandeel Baloch has pushed Pakistan closer to passing legislation against honor killings. Across the globe, we see ambitious new constitutions and important rights protections signed into law.

It’s important to celebrate these hard-fought victories. And while we celebrate, we also need to continue to hold our societies accountable. New laws can exist on paper, but that doesn’t always mean they are put into action.  

Have you been a participant or witness to a rights movement in your community? Did it end in official action? And if so, what happened afterward? How do we sustain the energy of these movements? We invite you to share your stories and strategies on World Pulse.

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