A Doctor’s Visit Leaves Girl With HIV

When Marion and her father went to a local health center, the doctor used the same needle on both of them due to a shortage of supplies. Marion’s father was unaware of the danger this posed to his daughter.

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The Life of an Abducted Bride

Despite the Ethiopian government’s efforts to eradicate bridal abduction, it’s still frequently practiced in some rural areas. Bridal abduction has been illegal since 2005, but outside of the capital, the law is interpreted very loosely by the police and judges. Hence, girls as young as 11 years old are abducted and are given in marriage to men much older than them.

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A Chance to Survive

Hello Compassion Blog readers. Sorry I haven’t contributed much lately. I’m still here and still handling crisis communications, in case you were wondering. There is something that has been on my mind that I feel compelled to share with you. I’m […]

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The Stigma

One of the huge challenges facing people living with HIV around the world is not only the physical illness, but the overwhelming stigmatization and discrimination that exists in many countries.

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World AIDS Day

Poverty is multi-faceted. It is much more intricate than just a lack of money. And like many other aspects of poverty, HIV and AIDS have the ability to take a frightening toll on children. Today is World AIDS Day, and I’m taking it as an opportunity […]

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