Girl in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Girl, 13, Delays Her Wedding

One girl at a time, the Kaya Girls Center is working to combat child marriage, which impacts 61 percent of rural girls in the country, says Ritu Sharma in “Teach a Woman to Fish.” In this excerpt, the members try to help a 13-year-old in a red shirt.

U.S. Foreign Policy Flouts Gender Equity Laws

As International Women’s Day approaches this weekend, a foreign policy expert examines the failure of U.S. foreign policy to focus development aid on women and children and calls for stronger laws requiring women benefit from U.S. largesse.