In many cases, girls and young women are often tricked, abducted or coerced into marrying much older men, widowers or alcoholics
In Myanmar, the stakes for Facebook are particularly high after previous accusations it helped incite genocide

Former rebel fighters in Mindanao start building peace in war zones

I am still a warrior, but now a warrior for peace, says former rebel commander

The journey of a Filipino cardinal from Capiz to the world

Archbishop Joe Advincula's vision for the Church goes beyond the peripheries from where he works

Indian villagers have clean water thanks to UV-measuring device and Caritas

Caritas India delivers Austrian-made UV-measurement devices to villagers at high risk of suffering water-borne diseases

After super cyclone: School kits reignite dreams for Indian children

Natural disaster left teenagers thinking their education was over until a Caritas-supported project came along

Granaries overflowing but India ranks low on Global Hunger Index

Due to COVID-19 and economic stress even ordinary people are not able to buy sufficient food, priest says

SPOTLIGHT: Filipinos let go of tradition, celebrate ‘loneliest’ All Souls’ Day...

Philippine govt is closing all cemeteries during this year’s observance of All Souls’ Day

Church network helps healthcare workers fight COVID-19 in India’s rural areas

Most people in rural India lacks access to basic health care, still have little awareness of COVID-19

Catholic community in India’s south barred from using cemetery

Local govt’s blocking of Mass on All Souls’ Day at cemetery has further emboldened anti-Christian sentiments, priest says

COVID-19 strangles wildlife rescue centers in Southeast Asia

Lack of tourism is impacting wildlife rescue centers, puts endangered animals further at risk and hurts local communities

SPOTLIGHT: Church facility in Manila teaches homeless to bake, break bread

Training at the Arnold Janssen Kalinga Center offers opportunity to break free from street-life mentality of hopelessness

Church institute helps lift transgenders from poverty in Indian city

COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy for transgender community residing in Hyderabad

Flooding brings trouble to Phnom Penh locals

Already enduring COVID-19 wrought economic crisis, locals now dealing with floods in Cambodian capital

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