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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 […]

January 28, 2018

It Takes Time– Thoughts from a Volunteer

by Kim Miller January 28, 2018 My name is Kim, and together with my partner Joel, we are traveling around the world, volunteering and making videos for our Youtube Channel, “Wanderlearners”.  During these last three weeks, we’ve had the […]

November 29, 2017

CFG Joins The International Campaign

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women NGOs around the world join in solidarity to campaign for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Saturday, November 25th. The long-weekend […]

October 30, 2017

An update from Bell*

Remember the emergency cases from earlier this year? “Bell* is 18 years old. Her parents died of HIV/AIDS when she 2 years old. After that her grandmother and grandfather took care of her. Bell got pregnant […]

October 24, 2017

Local Businesses Against Exploitation

Continued Cooperation with Local Business Owners to Combat Human Trafficking Last week Center for Girls held the second training session on human trafficking and CSEC for the local business owners, with almost 60 people in […]