This great news is just one small victory in a much larger battle: The Gambian government must now implement this law and enforce its provisions to ensure that its girls are not forced into marriage as children.
To highlight ONE’s Poverty is Sexist campaign and the opportunity for these global leaders to start conversations about how to help the world's girls and women truly soar, ONE members took to the skies with kites!
Mothers are so important in the fight against poverty and preventable disease. That’s because when women rise out of poverty, they are more likely to take their families, communities, and even whole countries with them. That's why, here at ONE, we think that every day should be Mother's Day!
At Saturday's performance of the Tony-nominated "Eclipsed," ONE and (RED) cofounder Bono joined Lupita Nyong'o and the rest of the cast on stage to dedicate the performance to two of the abducted and still missing schoolgirls from Chibok, Northern Nigeria.
The law is not about dealing with a stigma around breastfeeding because doing so in public areas is considered normal in Kenya—it is more about providing adequate breaks and a conducive environment for nursing mothers.