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BLOG Alternative Rites of Passage: A means to an end

Lisa Phillips (Head of DFID Kenya) talks about her trip to Samburu Foudation rescue centre, that helps and encourages families away from FGM and child marriage. http://ow.ly/RunSH

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BLOG: World Humanitarian Day blog - Yves Daccord, Director General of ICRC, shares his thoughts on how to respond to the challenges set by humanitarian crises: ow.ly/R5mbt

#ShareHumanity #WHD2015

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Do you know a young job-hunter? Tell them about International Citizen Service (ICS) – it can help them build the career skills they need http://www.volunteerics.org/

They could be helping us beat poverty abroad while developing the skills employers want: leadership, communication and teamwork.

#AimHigh
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Are you 18 – 25? Want to work in global development?

Join International Citizen Service (ICS) and you can build the skills you need – and help us to beat poverty abroad at the same time.

http://www.volunteerics.org/

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Change within a generation?

It is possible when you invest in a girl.

Watch The Girl Effect's beautiful short film and see the Girl Summit momentum in action: http://ow.ly/QatjH

Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID #EndFGM #EndChildMarriage
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Listen: New FGM podcast from Betty, a campaigner who is fighting to ‪#‎EndFGM‬ in Kenya: http://ow.ly/PSDW0

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"We can change so many minds" - How FGM activist Betty helps girls say "no" to FGM by DFID
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This week marks one year on since Girl Summit​ 2014.

Here’s a reminder of the day people united to #EndFGM & #ChildMarriage.

http://ow.ly/PwNap
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Incredible news in the fight against Ebola!

Watch as the last known patient in Sierra Leone is discharged from a UK aid treatment centre. Now, the countdown to an Ebola-free Sierra Leone begins - but it's not over yet: http://ow.ly/Ro5YV

And we won't rest until we defeat this disease - for good.

- with +International Medical Corps UK #Ebola #EndEbola  
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“I now feel I have a responsibility to be a voice for the unheard in the community by advocating for their issues”

Janet Chelangat (the lady in a grey jacket in the picture) is a young woman from Kuresoi sub-county in Nakuru County, Kenya who, through the UK Aid-funded Jua Jimbo project, has had the opportunity to be trained on personal leadership, political leadership, business acumen, governance and human rights.

The project - implemented by DFID’s partner Forum Syd - gives young women the opportunity to get the skills they need to participate in leadership processes both in their counties and at national level. This is having a positive impact on the communities it covers, as it’s starting to reverse the trend among young women of non-participation in governance or decision-making processes.

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Did you know that 1 in 3 people in #Pakistan live on 30p a day or less?

See how our aid programme is helping to change lives - from getting girls into school to kick-starting small businesses.
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3 months on from the devastating #Nepal earthquake, here's how the UK has responded.

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WHILE AT THE SAME TIME THE TREASONOUS POLITICIANS HAVE INFLICTED AUSTERITY BENEFITS CUTS ON THEIR OWN PEOPLE. THEREFORE FORCING OUT OF THEIR HOMES TO LIVE ON THE STREETS  AND TO HAVE TO RELY ON FOOD BANKS IN ORDER TO LIVE FOR THER FOOD.  THIS SHOWS THAT THE BRITISH PEOPLE EMPLOY CORRUPT POLITICAL ASSHOLES THAT DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT PUTTING THIER EMPLOYERS (PEOPLES) NEEDS FIRST.
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This week marks one year on since @GirlSummit 2014.

Here’s a reminder of the day people united to #EndFGM & #ChildMarriage

http://ow.ly/PwNap
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We lead the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.
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We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.