On June 10-13, world leaders will convene in London, at the first ever global summit to address violence against women in conflict. The recent string of horrific crimes against women (including the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls) has put pressure on global leaders to take action. The conference is being hosted by actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague. 1,200 attendees will be present, including U.S Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Afghan National Army soldiers display their purple ribbons in support of elimination of violence against women.
Tino was married to this man when she was just 9 years old. Thanks to CARE, she is now in school for the first time in her life. Happy international day of the girl, and never take what you have for granted.
4-Year-Old Rape Victim Dies in India
Rape Victim Dies in India
Yemeni child bride, eight, dies of internal injuries on first night of forced marriage to groom five times her age
The girl, identified only as Rawan, died in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia.
A Landmark Domestic-Violence Case in China
Last weekend a court in Beijing granted American Kim Lee a divorce on the grounds of domestic violence. This made legal history as domestic violence is an often overlooked problem in China. Hopefully this case will spur others to speak out against abuse.
International program: Oprah Winfrey posing in South Africa with her Leadership Academy for Girls graduates! On January these graduates became the first to graduate from Oprah’s school based in Henley-on-Klip, outside Johannesburg.