Monthly Archives: September 2012

ETHIOPIA: Pastoralists battling FGM/C – AlertNet


ETHIOPIA: Pastoralists battling FGM/C – AlertNet.

Out of the Shadows: Child Marriage in Ethiopia | ICRW


Out of the Shadows: Child Marriage in Ethiopia | ICRW.

The birds and the bees – and a brighter future – TrustLaw


The birds and the bees – and a brighter future – TrustLaw.

UN set to ban female genital cutting – TrustLaw


UN set to ban female genital cutting – TrustLaw.

ETHIOPIA: Pastoralists battling FGM/C – AlertNet


ETHIOPIA: Pastoralists battling FGM/C – AlertNet.

Female genital mutilation – TrustLaw


Female genital mutilation – TrustLaw.


Amanpour

By Samuel Burke, CNN

Before their wedding ceremony begins in rural Afghanistan, a 40-year-old man sits to be photographed with his 11-year-old bride. The girl tells the photographer that she is sad to be engaged because she had hoped to become a teacher. Her favorite class was Dari, the local language, before she had to leave her studies to get married.

She is one of the 51 million child brides around the world today. And it’s not just Muslims; it happens across many cultures and regions.

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has traveled the world taking pictures, like the one of the Afghan couple, to document the phenomenon. Christiane Amanpour spoke with Sinclair about a book which features her photographs called, “Questions without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII.”

Amanpour asked Sinclair if the 11-year-old Afghan girl married in 2005, and others like her, consummate their marriages at such an…

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International Children’s Day | The Coalition for Adolescent Girls


International Children’s Day | The Coalition for Adolescent Girls.

Rural Women’s Day | The Coalition for Adolescent Girls


Rural Women’s Day | The Coalition for Adolescent Girls.

International Day of the Girl Child | The Coalition for Adolescent Girls


International Day of the Girl Child | The Coalition for Adolescent Girls.