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New member spotlight: Girls score a goal to end child marriage in India

 Girls score a goal Raniya (left, in green), playing defense in her favorite game: soccer. Raniya joined the team as part of her participation in ChildFund’s Mind Without Fear project, which promotes gender equality in rural Jharkhand, India. Her friends in the program helped her stand up to her parents when they tried to arrange her marriage at age 15.

Former sponsored child speaks for her peers on global stage

Angie is wearing a red sweater and jeans. She is standing behind a lectern and speaking into a microphone. Behind her is a poster that says "End Violence against Children" Angie presents at the Solutions Summit to an audience of government and UN officials, international NGOs, national delegates and fellow youth.

HOPE in Papua New Guinea

A group of 25 men and women in Papua New Guinea standing together after completing their human rights training. These human rights defenders have been trained to intervene in sexual violence cases and encourage survivors and families to seek legal justice and medical attention.

Working TOGETHER benefits children with disabilities in hard-to-reach areas

3 young girls in Sri Lanka, about 10 years old, sit in a row. The one on the left has a disability.

Keeping kids safe online: in Australia and beyond

An Asian girl, about 10 years old, in a green jacket looks at her bright green smart phone. Internet access in Asia is being driven by cheap technology and even cheaper data, making it affordable for even poor communities.

A fond farewell to Michael Kiely, outgoing CEO of ChildFund Ireland

Mick Kiely is shaking hands with a group of African men and women who are standing in a line. Michael Kiely, CEO of ChildFund Ireland,

New member spotlight features ChildFund's response to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal

A little girl walks across the rubble of a building destroyed by the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015. Nepal was struck by two devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015. (c) Jake Lyell

Children shouldn’t be leaving their homeland alone

Speaking up to protect children’s rights

Knowledge-sharing: (top, l to r) Anne Goddard, ChildFund International; Meg Gardinier, ChildFund Alliance; Sonia Bozzi, ChildFund Mexico; Patrick; and Antonia Antonopoulos, UNICEF share their findings from their youth advocacy pilot projects  (Top photo) courtesy of Amy Mayes/Jenna Bascom Photography Knowledge-sharing: (l to r) Anne Goddard, ChildFund International; Meg Gardinier, ChildFund Alliance; Sonia Bozzi, ChildFund Mexico; Patrick Canagasingham, CCFC; and Antonia Antonopoulos, UNICEF, share their findings from their youth advocacy pilot projects (c) Amy Mayes/Jenna Bascom Photography

The effects of drought in the Horn of Africa go far beyond hunger

Tirig, who is six years old, stands with her sister Saua, outside their makeshift shelter in Burao, Somalia. Drought has forced their family to leave home in search of water and food — particularly because the family's goats are now all dead. ©UNICEF/UN056038/Holt

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