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2014 Voices

Her Turn 2014 Annual Report

In 2014, we have worked with over 1,000 girls, 43 trainers, and the attendance rates at our workshops exceeded 97%! To support our workshops, we have also launched Her Turn mentorship program, which guides girls through problem solving process in their schools and communities. If you want to learn more about our impact in 2014,
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Girl Support Committee member

Change Makers from Gorkha

Her Turn participants once again proved that they are true change makers in their communities. During the past few months Nepal has celebrated many weddings as couples across the country get married during the most auspicious days of Nepal’s calendar year – the wedding season. Unfortunately that also means that many underage girls are married
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#PointPeriod Twitter chat

#PointPeriod twitter chat

Below is the transcript of our #PointPeriod twitter chat, hosted by Day of the Girl Summit! We talked about how menstruation affects girls’ access to education in the developing world and what we can do to help the girls stay in schools. Many interesting organizations participated and shared their experiences and practices: Femme International, Afripads,
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Launching #PointPeriod campaign!

This month, in partnership with Day of the Girl Summit we have launched #PointPeriod campaign. The goal is to raise awareness about how menstruation affects girls’ access to education in the developing world. Shame, stigma, lack of knowledge, lack of menstrual materials and infrastructure prevents many girls from managing their periods with dignity. As a
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Our future mentor with girls

Welcoming Girls’ Mentors!

As the biggest holidays in Nepal –Dasain and Tihar– quickly approach, we are busy growing our programs. We are currently designing a mentorship program for rural girls who have participated in our workshops over the last year and a half. In mid-October we are inviting our most successful trainers from each Village Development Committee where
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