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US Girls’ Choice Initiative
What We Do
US Girls’ Choice Initiative
March 13, 2023
A DEADLY WINTER IS DECIMATING AFGHAN GIRLS
Source: CNN. Click HERE to watch the video.“I don’t want to get married. I’m a kid, I don’t want a husband.” Mamlakat, 12, Ghor Province, Afghanistan. Recently, CNN...
March 09, 2023
“I DECIDED THAT I WANT TO SURVIVE.”
Forced to marry a Taliban fighter at just 12, Bibi Aisha Mohammadzai suffered years of abuse and cruelty at the hands of her husband. After attempting to flee, she was...
October 11, 2022
10 YEARS ON: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman delivers the keynote remarks on the 10th International Day of the Girl Child, October 11, 2022, at a private exhibition...
September 29, 2022
AN EMMY ANNOUNCEMENT
Late last year, nine-year-old Parwana’s heart-wrenching story became emblematic of the tragic fate of increasing numbers of Afghan girls sold into marriage out of their...
September 18, 2022
WHAT A HIGH-RISK PREGNANCY LOOKS LIKE AFTER DOBBS
The New York Times Magazine’s photo essay What a High-Risk Pregnancy Looks Like After Dobbs, released in print this weekend, explains in grave detail the new reality...
July 26, 2022
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL- DEATH IN SLOW MOTION
“For women in Afghanistan, it’s death in slow motion.” –Adila, journalistAmnesty International’s new report titled “Death in Slow Motion: Women and Girls Under Taliban...
January 13, 2022
THE CHILD GROOMS OF NEPAL
Our latest NPR piece by TYTW Founder, Stephanie Sinclair, examines the devastating impact of child marriage on boys in Nepal, a country with one of the highest prevalence...
December 11, 2021
TODAY: VIRTUAL HOLIDAY FEST!
Today's the day! We're so thrilled to have you join our Virtual Holiday Fest. If you couldn't watch live, please watch our recorded show here!
December 02, 2021
9 YEAR OLD CHILD BRIDE PARWANA IS TAKEN TO SAFETY
Here, Parwana smiles as she and her family receive a food distribution from TYTW.Parwana gained international attention when her story of child marriage to a much older man...
November 23, 2021
JOIN TYTW FOR OUR 2021 VIRTUAL HOLIDAY FEST!
Register for our Virtual Holiday Fest TODAY! Please join us on December 11 from 12 - 1 PM EST at the following livestream: https://www.youtube.com/user/TooYoungtoWed
November 22, 2021
OPEN LETTER: STOP FORCED MARRIAGES OF AFGHAN GIRLS
Seven-year-old girls sold into “marriage” as the world looks awayAt the start of these 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, we are painfully aware that in...
September 01, 2021
AFGHANISTAN EMERGENCY INITIATIVE FEATURED IN LOHUD
Click here to read the whole feature on Loud.com. Stephanie Sinclair believes Afghanistan's girls and women deserve to keep their rights and pursue their dreams.Inspired by...
August 29, 2021
TOO YOUNG TO WED FEATURED FOR AFGHANISTAN WORK
Click to read the New York Times feature of our work evacuating vulnerable women from Kabul. Two nonprofit organizations that have been trying, with disappointing results,...
February 08, 2021
TYTW INAUGURAL EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS FELLOWSHIP
Click to see our grantee Somaya Abdelrahman’s notable work on the effects of female genital mutilation featured in the Washington Post.(Photo by Somaya Abdelrahman) We are...
December 16, 2020
MOST COMPELLING IMAGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
TYTW Founder Stephanie Sinclair image of child brides Tehani and her former classmate Ghada in Hajjah, Yemen, was selected as one of National Geographic's most compelling...
December 10, 2020
CHILD, BRIDE, MOTHER: KENYA
We are excited to share our latest piece published with The New York Times, Child, Bride Mother: Kenya. The piece is accessible today in digital format, and will run in...
December 01, 2020
HOLIDAY PRINT SALE!
Starting today, Giving Tuesday, our Holiday Print Sale is LIVE! Choose from SIX stunning 10x15 photographic prints by internationally-acclaimed female image makers from...
November 27, 2020
REGISTER FOR OUR VIRTUAL HOLIDAY FEST!
Join a unique group of activists, artists, and change-makers for our Virtual Holiday Fest! In accordance with COVID-19 safety measures, this event will be held VIRTUALLY....
November 13, 2020
TYTW'S INAUGURAL PAULA AND JOE SCHULTE GRANT
Click to see our grantee Domtila Chesang reaching remote areas of West Pokot by motorcycle. (Photos courtesy of the I_Rep Foundation) We are thrilled to announce the I_Rep...
May 28, 2020
GABY GILLESPIE'S BIRTHDAY HEAD SHAVE
Gaby Gillespie shaves her head on her birthday.At the age of 13, Gaby Gillespie and her sisters were taken abroad from their home in England under the guise of a holiday to...
May 27, 2020
TYTW RAISES MORE THAN $33,000 FOR YEMEN!
Above, children play amongst the rubble in Yemen. Rates of child marriage have risen to 65 percent since the start of the most recent conflict.TYTW’s month-long campaign...
March 06, 2020
TRAILBLAZER OF LIGHT
The mother of a Tehani Workshop participant in Samburu County, Kenya with TYTW Founder Stephanie Sinclair.TYTW Founder Stephanie Sinclair is included in the Trailblazers of...
January 03, 2020
FGM & CHILD MARRIAGE SURVIVORS ADVOCATE FOR ALL
Last month, Too Young to Wed facilitated a delegation of five incredible Samburu child marriage survivors – all recipients of Too Young to Wed leadership scholarships who...
December 30, 2019
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S BEST OF THE DECADE
A note from our founder, Stephanie Sinclair: As we approach 2020, I am deeply moved to have my image of Yemeni girls Tehani and Ghada with their husbands and was selected...
October 28, 2019
EXHIBIT: WOMEN, A CENTURY OF CHANGE
National Geographic is holding a special exhibit commemorating iconic women around the world as the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United...
July 30, 2019
TYTW GRANTEE SPEAKS WITH BBC
Hauwa, a survivor of Boko Haram and TYTW Leadership Scholarship Grantee, spoke with the BBC about her time in captivity by the insurgent group. She is one of the thousands...
July 29, 2019
HAUWA SPEAKS WITH TV 5 MONDE
Hauwa, a survivor of Boko Haram and TYTW Leadership Scholarship Grantee, spoke with TV 5 Monde during her visit to Vancouver, Canada for the Women Deliver conference in...
July 17, 2019
TRAVELING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WOMEN OF VISION
A selection of TYTW founder Stephanie Sinclair’s child marriage images are on display as part of National Geographic's Women of Vision traveling photo exhibit featured for...
June 07, 2019
TYTW SCHOLARSHIP WINNER SPEAKS WITH VANCOUVER SUN
Hauwa, a survivor of Boko Haram and TYTW Leadership Scholarship Grantee, spoke with the Vancouver Sun during her recent visit to Canada as a speaker at the prestigious...
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