When Mariama Kandeh was a young girl, she never questioned her parents or culture. But when she began to think more about female genital mutilation, she made up her mind: It was time to speak out against harmful traditional practices.
As early marriages, pregnancies, botched illegal abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases threaten to end childhood for Uganda's girls, Voices of Our Future correspondent Ikirimat Grace Odeke fights for their missing futures.
These women are sharing their stories and calling on the international community to take action. Meet six of these courageous survivors who each bring strong recommendations for moving DRC toward peace.
A former victim of human trafficking, today Myrna Padilla is using her success in the IT industry to create an online network of support connecting women and girls who might otherwise fall through the cracks.
In the 1300 tent cities scattered across post-earthquake Haiti, young girls are coming of age amidst threats of sexual violence, rampant disease, and makeshift living conditions. Photographer Nadia Todres visited the camps of Port-au-Prince to document the precarious lives of girls on the ground.
In one of the world’s worst regions to be a woman, radio personality Chouchou Namegabe is inspiring a revolution of strength and healing. She speaks with local World Pulse correspondent BlueSky on what it will take for women to break the silence on Congo's rape epidemic.