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December 6, 2018

Measuring success in terms of the things that don’t happen

In the development sector, metrics matter. In our day-to-day work at Center for Girls (CFG), we have the ability to see the results of our programs firsthand. We encourage women who have participated in our […]

November 25, 2018

The fight to end violence against women and children in northern Thailand

Forced by social norms telling her that only boys should receive an education after elementary school and the economic ‘burden’ of raising a girl, Nunnaree Luangmoi dropped out of school in northern Thailand at age […]

Education is key: empowering local communities to eradicate gender-based violence

Today (25 November) is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marking the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV). Violence against women is a global epidemic – according […]

October 1, 2018

Our collective and personal responsibility to fight human trafficking: what we can do, how we can contribute?

Our collective and personal responsibility to fight human trafficking-What we can do, How we can contribute? Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little – Edmund Burke […]

June 22, 2018

From the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Land of Smiles

This year Center For Girls partnered with the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities for the Mary T Scholars Graduate Fellowship Program in a pilot community development internship. This year’s interns include two Hmong-American scholars: […]

May 7, 2018

Too Much, Too Young

1 in 3 girls in the developing world will be married by 18.  1 in 9 will be married by 15.  Every year more than 15 million girls across the globe are forced into marriages […]

April 19, 2018

Human Trafficking & CSEC workshops in Songpinong

Two weeks ago, Center for Girls visited the ethnic Lahu village of Songpinong. As part of KNH, educational workshops on human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) were presented to children and […]

April 5, 2018

Mythbusting: Human Trafficking

There are many misconceptions surrounding human trafficking and what it entails. According to the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, human trafficking is the ‘act of recruiting, harbouring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person for compelled labour […]

March 22, 2018

The Dangers of Voluntourism

Volunteering can be an incredibly rewarding and life changing experience, however it can also do more harm than good. Volunteering should mutually reward both the volunteer and the community in order to be considered valuable; […]

February 17, 2018

Mobile Child Rights Campaign

Over the past week Center for Girls brought our ”Mobile Child Rights” project to two schools in the Chiang Khong area. A crucial part of CFG’s work is educating and empowering children in local schools and communities. The primary aim of this […]