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On International Day of the Girl Child, There’s No Avoiding the Role of Men and Boys in Ending Child Marriage

October 11, 2018

Today, on the International Day of the Girl Child, we’re called by the United Nations to stand with girls and to support them to take charge of their futures, focusing on the theme, “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce.” While there are many ways we can – and must – support girls to realize their full potential, we believe that one issue which deserves our urgent attention is eradicating child marriage. Around the world, an estimated 1 in 5 girls is still married before she is 18, and over 650 million women alive today have been married as children….
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Promundo Presents Its Commitment to Girls at the Global Girls’ Summit 2018

October 11, 2018

On October 10, 2018, the eve of the seventh official International Day of the Girl, Plan International and leading youth activists from around the globe hosted the second annual Global Girls’ Summit in Brussels, launching the Girls Get Equal global campaign. The global Summit brings together 500 of the world’s leading change-makers in the arts,…
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Promundo in the Press

Promundo in the Press: September 2018

October 2, 2018

Welcome to “Promundo in the Press,” a monthly recap of media that mention Promundo or MenCare, the global fatherhood campaign that Promundo co-coordinates. We know that in order to create a truly equal, nonviolent world in which men and boys are allies in the fight for gender justice, we need to spread the word. Here…
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On International Safe Abortion Day: New Research Finds that Male Privilege and Personal Experience Inform their Support for Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Care in India and Rwanda

September 28, 2018

We at Promundo believe that abortion is a human right and agree with the organizers of International Safe Abortion Day, that, “safe and accessible abortion is a social good that is inextricable from broader issues of social equality and justice.” As noted in the recent Guttmacher-Lancet Commission report, safe abortion is a key pillar of a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights platform. This includes a women’s right to choose if and how a male partner is included in their SRH decisions and services….
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