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07 Oct 2014 description
report Mercy Corps

Being a girl comes with a steep set of challenges, especially for girls growing up in some of the world’s toughest places. Gender inequality is apparent right from the start, and many girls never have the opportunity to go to school, earn an income or have a voice in their own lives or their communities.

All over the world, Mercy Corps is working to change that by supporting girls’ education, providing vocational training and working with communities as a whole to help them understand the value that women and girls bring to society.

08 Jun 2014 description
report Mercy Corps

The vast majority of the world’s youth — 87 percent — live in developing countries. In these tough places, one billion young people are faced with the disruptions of war, poverty and disaster that turn the inherent uncertainties of adolescence into a fight for survival.

That “fight” is what many people worry about — displaced from their homes, denied an education, faced with limited employment opportunities, is this a disgruntled generation who will threaten the security and stability of their countries?