3 Girls Who Are Insisting They Are NOT Property

A girl in a red dress stands in the hills, head back and arms out to the side.

Throughout history, many societies have treated girls as little more than property to be traded in marriage. Enormous progress has been made, but entrenched beliefs are hard to overcome. The practices of child marriage, dowries and female genital mutilation, while illegal in many countries, are still a threat for many girls.

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Ending the Terror of Bride Kidnapping

A girl wearing a colorful traditional Hmong outfit looks out the window.

In the bride kidnapping tradition of the Hmong people, girls can be forcibly married to their abductors. But churches in Thailand have been fighting for change.

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Totally Worth It: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Bravery

Inspiring Stories of Courage and Bravery

“It is easy to get discouraged in a world full of evil, murders and lack of opportunity. It is easy to take our eyes off God and see our weakness and limitations. But with God, there are no limitations.” These are the wise words of 17-year-old Compassion student, Meryl. She’s our inspiration for these curated stories of courage and bravery from around the world.

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A girl wearing an ornate beaded headdress with silver coins and an ornate beaded necklace stands inside a hut made from wood and leather.

Why This 8-Year-Old Is Not Engaged to Be Married

Child marriage may seem like an abstract, faraway problem. But it affects real girls like Maindi every day. Learn what child marriage is, how it affects society, and how the church, along with the support of sponsors, is helping prevent girls like Maindi from becoming brides.

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It's Love That Will Drive Out the Darkness

It’s Love That Will Drive Out the Darkness

Every day, I’m hit with a headline in the news that leaves me feeling helpless. Acts of violence and hate seem to be happening more than ever. So this month for our “Totally Worth It” series, we’re highlighting stories and people who are lighting up the world through acts of compassion and love instead of hate.

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