‘South Sudan schoolgirls voice concerns over early marriage’

More than half of girls in South Sudan drop out of school before the age of 18. Many come under pressure from their families to get married. But teachers in one school in the rural town of Rumbek are working with the community to change attitudes, and help girls to finish their education first. Continue reading ‘South Sudan schoolgirls voice concerns over early marriage’

‘Two gay dads redefining the meaning of family through foster care’

John Guthrie and Dennis Cash never wanted kids. In fact, they had never even discussed the idea. But 20 years ago, an ad in the local paper made them stop and think – did they have what it takes to foster a child? Ignoring the doubts of friends and overcoming their own misgivings about how they may be perceived as a same sex couple, they … Continue reading ‘Two gay dads redefining the meaning of family through foster care’