Violence puts them at risk of serious long-term psychological, physical, and social damage, and rips away their childhood and their future potential.
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On May 28, girls in Chad made their voices heard in demand of their right to menstrual health and education. Students at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) schools wrote letters to the Ministry of Education, explaining how difficult it is for them to continue with their education because of discrimination involving menstruation. The activity was part […]
A new La Luz de las Niñas assessment trip to Haiti gave us the chance to listen to and understand the reality of violence and discrimination that many girls in the country experience. Joining forces with the Fe y Alegría Haiti team, workshops and meetings were held to understand the reality on the ground and […]
The 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place from 11 to 22 March 2019. A delegation from Entreculturas participated in the event, contributing the experience of La Luz de las Niñas to this international forum, the UN’s principal annual event to raise awareness about the realities faced by girls […]
On her trip, Spanish singer Rozalén visited several schools where La Luz de las Niñas is developed. Rozalén, together with her band’s sign language interpreter Beatriz Romero, was able to see first-hand the reality that girls and women face daily, a reality of multiple types of violence and discrimination. They also listened to the teachers […]
Sifa Kaite, Child Protection Coordinator, JRS Chad, tells us about the issues that girls in Chad face today. Issues, like female genital mutilation (FGM), which involve the violation of their rights.