Empowering Girls

Empowering Girls

Children International delivers programs that help girls stay healthier, become educated, avoid early marriage and pregnancy, and pursue the lives they choose to lead.



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Surpassing Stereotypes: Youth in Children International Programs Not Only Overcome Gender Discrimination – They Often Exceed Their Own Expectations
By Deron Denton Managing a vegetable cart on the bustling streets of Kolkata, India, 18-year-old Susmita sustains a quiet, if fierce, dignity. It's a dignity born of opportunity, as well as rugged determination. Unlike her two older sisters – and nearly half of all young women in India – Susmita didn't marry before her 18th birthday. "After completing public school," she...
Aug 25, 2014 2:00 PM ET
Breaking The Rules - Challenging Gender Stereotypes Is One of the Many Ways Children International Youth Programs Help Girls Break Boundaries and Achieve Success
By Garrett Kenyon The overarching goal of all of CI’s youth programs is to help poor youth become healthy, self-sufficient young adults. But in cultures where women are typically expected to be subservient to – or dependent on – men, programs that teach girls to think independently and become leaders can be controversial. In most parts of the world, violence against...
Jul 22, 2014 7:05 AM ET
Closing the Gender Gap: Girls in Impoverished Countries Face Disadvantages – But Support From Children International Is Helping Change the Norms
By Gina Kellogg The photos of girls outnumber those of boys as you scroll through the images of unsponsored children on our website, www.children.org. The reason for that imbalance can be found in the text of copious studies from esteemed organizations such as the United Nations, which cites that – worldwide...
Jun 16, 2014 1:05 PM ET
Change Corps: Children International’s Youth Health Corps Is Educating and Empowering Girls in India
By Lindsey Quinn Walking through a Kolkata slum dodging stray animals and debris, I’m aware of being watched. Hundreds of eyes follow my every move. Inscrutable eyes; I’m not certain if they are pleased or angry, but they are curious. I’m curious, too. While preparing for this trip, I’d seen headlines about the violent attack of a young woman on a Delhi bus. In response...
May 28, 2014 8:20 AM ET
Children International Honors Día Internacional de las Niñas 2013
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Oct 11, 2013 7:00 AM ET