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    Sep 2008

    United Nations designates October 11 as International Day of the Girl Child


    In an effort to start a global conversation about the devastating effects of early marriages, which are currently practiced in more than 50 developing countries, the United Nations designated October 11 as International Day of the Girl Child this year.

    To mark the occasion and draw attention to the problem of child brides, photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair teamed up with National Geographic to create a series of heart-breaking photos depicting girls as young as five years old being married off to middle-aged men in countries like India, Yemen and Ethiopia.
    Beside India, where girls are usually wed to boys who are only a couple of years their senior, the husbands may be decades older than their prepubescent betrothed. It is not uncommon for men to kidnap girls and rape them first before trying the knot.
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    Jan 2004
    I was so glad to see this news.....hopefully one day the entire world will recognize the true value of girls and women:

    Thousands rally in Karachi for Malala, 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by Taliban


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