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Hurricane Irma's youngest volunteer?

I wanted to volunteer with my grandma,” Bella, 6, helps out at a shelter for families affected by Hurricane Irma.

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Girls’ education: music with a tale

Married at age 12 to an older man, a girl was eloquent about her opposition to child marriage. She also introduced me to her father, now proud of her success.

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About UNICEF and Gender Equality

UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF aims, through its country programmes, to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities.

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