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Child Marriage – Wars and Natural Disasters are a Tragedy for Girls

Child Marriage – Wars and Natural Disasters are a Tragedy for Girls

In the third of this series on child marriage, I am looking at those times when things get worse for girls.There are three situations which researchers know make it highly likely that the rate of child marriage will increase – war, displacement and natural disasters.  In all these cases families…

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Child Marriage – It Happens Everywhere

Child Marriage – It Happens Everywhere

One of the many surprising facts about child marriage is how widespread it is. It happens on every continent. We often think of it as being an Asian or African thing – globally 1 in 5 girls is married before 18, but even if we look only at developed countries…

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Child Marriage Ruins Lives

Child Marriage Ruins Lives

This week I have been in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attending a conference of 480 people from all over 70 countries that focus on ending the practice of child marriage. The UN estimates that about 12m girls each year are married before their 18th birthday, often to men decades older than…

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#MeToo…So What’s Next?

#MeToo…So What’s Next?

The rise of the #MeToo movement has been astounding and quite frankly shocking with the numbers of women speaking out, but there is always been that little voice saying… what’s next?My experience (and perhaps many others) has been that society, very cleverly and somewhat subtly, blames women for all the…

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Every Girl Deserves the Right to Happiness and Freedom

Every Girl Deserves the Right to Happiness and Freedom

Thanks to all the amazing people that have supported us since launch and thanks to all the new friends we have made since Dragons Den aired. This exposure is enabling us to give more donations to our partners in India who are doing some amazing work.We give donations towards the vital…

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Sex Trafficking Survivor: Alo's Story

Sex Trafficking Survivor: Alo's Story

Alo’s story is a classic case of the injustices girls will face as a result of India’s heavily patriarchal society. Alo was born in Bangladesh and started working at a garment factory when she was 10 years old, where she would earn a decent wage but her hours often exceeded…

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Develop Your Own Home Yoga Practice

Develop Your Own Home Yoga Practice

Developing your own yoga practice at home can be a great step in your yoga journey. Realising that yoga can be done anywhere and anytime can empower you and give you a newly found freedom to explore. Creating your own yoga practice can be intimidating at first, if you are used…

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CorkYogis Festival Tips

CorkYogis Festival Tips

With the festival season upon us, we can ignore the disappointing English weather and jump straight into summer. With different themes, music and locations all over the country, there’s a festival to choose for everyone. From the relaxed atmosphere at Latitude to the wild nature at Wilderness, and fancy dress…

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The Terrifying Truths of Trafficking

The Terrifying Truths of Trafficking

Yoga brings empowerment: empowerment in your body, in your mind, in your health. Many of us, in the ‘western’ world, practice to enrich our day-to-day lives, fortunate enough to have the basic freedom to act and practice as we wish. For millions around the world this basic freedom is a…

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Introducing CorkYogis!

Introducing CorkYogis!

As seen on Dragons Den - CorkYogis is born!The brainchild of Lara Sengupta, we are a start up business and social enterprise with an aim to create change for women in India, the home of all things Yogi, whilst revolutionising Yoga in the UK.Our mats are unique as the top…

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