The international day of the girl child -End Child Marriage!


End Child Marriage is this years theme for the “International Day of the Girl Child” to marked on October 11, 2012 for the first time. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on November 11, 2011 with resolution number (A/RES/66/170)  to put a special focus on to the rights of girls around the globe and fight against the double discrimination and marginalization due to their gender and age. This world “Day of the girl child” believed to bring awareness among the international community, the UN agencies, policy makers, rights groups and civic societies to prioritize girl’s rights as the prominent issues in the coming decades.

Ending Child Marriage! was selected as an official theme of the inaugural day or this year’s celebration as Girls’ empowerment will be impossible unless we address the fact that every single day, 25,000 girls around the world are married off before they turn 18.
End Child Marriage!

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.