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Media coverage of child marriage in Malaysia – Reflections

By: Nicole Helwig,  Malaysian Child Resource Institute; Originally posted by Girls Not Brides

Child marriage has been hitting the headlines in Malaysia. In 2010, for example, the cases of a 10 and an 11 year-old girl who had been married to men in their 40s made national news. More recently, rape charges were dropped when in May this year, a 13 year-old girl reportedly ‘agreed’ to marry her 40 year-old alleged aggressor.  The press reported that permission was granted for the marriage by an Islamic court, generating heated reactions. These cases do help to raise awareness that the practice of child marriage is a problem in Malaysia. After all, it is too often denied that child marriage is even an issue in this country. Read more...

Celebrate Solutions: How Women in Zambia are Fighting Gender Discrimination and HIV Stigma

By: Constance Ngenda, Key Correspondents

Violence and discrimination against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions, but in Zambia one woman is taking on the challenge to change her community. Jamillar Katambo from Lusaka was widowed when her husband died of an AIDS-related illness. When Jamillar found out her HIV positive status a few years ago, she and a friend started running an orphanage with the support of the Muslim community where she lives. Read more...

Women Deliver PBS Documentary Airs this Weekend

PBS attended the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur, and captured the event's highlights in a thirty-minute documentary airing this weekend. Executive Producer Cari Stein met with Melinda Gates, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss the issues facing girls and women worldwide, and the ways in which their health and well-being should be prioritized. Read more...

Despite Newly Free Deliveries in Kenya, Some Mothers Opt for Traditional Birth Attendants

By: Mary Wairimu, Kenya News Desk; Originally posted on Global Press Institute

Although many mothers are taking advantage of newly free delivery services in Kenya’s public hospitals, some women still prefer traditional birth attendants. The government waived fees to lower the maternal mortality rate, as one in 55 women can currently expect to die from pregnancy-related causes in Kenya. Traditional birth attendants resent the government’s interference, which they say endangers their businesses. Read more...

Connectivity: The Real Currency of Change

By: Jill Sheffield, Women Deliver President and Maz Kessler, Catapult Founder; Originally posted on Huffington Post

Donors today are no longer content to write an annual check to a charity and then tuck their checkbook in the drawer until the next year. Posting our "like" on Facebook is an easy 30-second fix, but oddly unsatisfying. We know there is a problem, but feel helpless to actually solve it. In this era of connectivity, we all want the opportunity to make a difference. Read more...

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