Child marriage is a devastating cultural norm which, despite national laws and regulations, persists in the traditional communities where So They Can works in rural Babati in Tanzania. Among the local Barabaig, Iraqw and Maasai tribes, most girls are engaged for marriage at the age of 5 with a dowry payment made by the male’s…

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As you read this, young girls around the world are having their educational opportunities taken from before their eyes due to a number of gender-based issues. Female genital cutting (also referred to as female genital mutilation) and child marriage are two of the most prevalent gender-based violence issues, resulting in the loss of young girls’…

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about school holidays? For many of us, it might involve spending quality time with family, playing with friends or exploring new parts of our community, country and world. However for lots of girls — particularly those in Africa — their school holidays’ experience is…

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Actress Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit, Leave No Trace), TV presenter Peter Overton and All Blacks star, Conrad Smith are among a growing community who are joining forces to raise funds for So They Can in the charity’s 1HumanRace challenge. 1HumanRace has been designed to raise awareness of the challenges faced by vulnerable girls and enable…

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Meet Napir — an English and Science teacher at Endamaghai Primary School, and a supervisor of our Keeping Girls in School project.   Keeping Girls in School exists to educate girls and their families on the importance of education for girls. The project provides guiding and counselling sessions on performance improvement, distribution of sanitary towels and…

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