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Diane Cole

Abu Qader came to the U.S. from Afghanistan when he was a baby. He wants to use his technology know-how to help the women of his birthplace.
Photographer Stephanie Sinclair won a prestigious award for “courage” in documenting the lives of girls and women. See her short documentary on a couple in Nepal who married as young teens.
A UNESCO survey shows that schoolbooks often minimize, brush aside or misrepresent important issues, from gender equality to environmental protection.
How will 19-year-old Amina Ali Nkeki remake her life? The experiences of former captives suggest what might help — and what will not.
Child marriages don’t just happen far away on other continents. They take place in this country as well. And sometimes a judge even approves.
Woineshet Zebene Negash of Ethiopia was abducted, raped and forced to sign a marriage contract when she was just 13. Now, 15 years later, her rights have been upheld.
And 60 million of the cases are in Indonesia, which was added to the survey for the first time — evidence that FGM goes far beyond Africa and the Middle East.
And 60 million of the cases are in Indonesia, which was added to the survey for the first time — evidence that FGM goes far beyond Africa and the Middle East.
Hint: It’s not the United States. (We’re number 2). And it’s definitely not a country from the Western world.
A law in Sierra Leone bars “visibly pregnant” girls from school — even if the pregnancy is a result of rape. An Amnesty International report calls for a change in this policy.