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Elizabeth Daube

Elizabeth Daube is Senior Communications Officer at American Jewish World Service, where she produces videos, publications and more. She currently focuses on using storytelling and blogging to educate donors and experts alike on the challenges facing low-income women and girls in India–and the most promising ways to confront those challenges.

New World Development Report on Education: Top 3 Takeaways

The World Bank recently released the first-ever World Development Report devoted entirely to education, “Learning to Realize Education’s Promise.” It explains why countries across the globe have succeeded at rapidly increasing the number of children in school, but have not achieved the same level of success when it comes to helping those children learn. Because …Read More

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Riding for their Rights

After months of planning, it wasn’t clear whether Awaaz-e-Niswaan’s bicycle rally was going to happen. More than 70 teenage girls waited near a busy Mumbai intersection, fanning themselves every so often in a vain attempt to stave off the afternoon heat.

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LGBT Love and Loss in Cambodia

Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK) brings LGBT people from throughout Cambodia together to reflect on their experiences of discrimination and ignorance. By creating a strong LGBT community, RoCK hopes to advocate for change—in LGBT lives and in society at large.

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Meant for Something More

Sonali’s parents forced her to marry at age 14, and her husband turned out to be abusive.  Sonali found the strength to start her life over with the help of MBBCDS, an Indian organization in West Bengal funded by AJWS. She is now pursuing her goals, continuing her studies and working to prevent child marriage …Read More

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Nearly 100 women and girls rode through the busy streets of Mumbra in a bike rally for gender equality organized by Awaaz.

How to End Child Marriage in India

Stories from the lives and work of young activists India is home to one-third of the world’s child brides, despite decades-old laws that prohibit marriage for girls younger than 18. Child marriage cuts across many regions and religious communities in India, and it causes lasting harm: research shows that child brides are more likely to …Read More

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A Place of Her Own

Sunita Jaiswal can’t remember a time when she was happier. On a Saturday afternoon in her tiny house—set in a sprawling, crowded Delhi slum—her daughters grin and perch along the narrow stairs, bounding up or down to make way for passing guests. Meanwhile, Sunita pours cold soda into steel cups and passes them around, beaming …Read More

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