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Child Marriage - An unwanted blast from the past

Over the course of human history the age in which a woman (or in some periods of history “Girls”) would be betrothed to a man, or the age in which they are married, shifts throughout the ages.   346 more words

The Woman in Veil

PS# This poem in not about hijabs, or any other religious symbols. 

The Woman in Veil 

The woman sits all alone in a dark room… 164 more words

The African Girl-Child

“We raise girls to cater to the fragile egos of men. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We tell girls ‘you can have ambition, but not too much.

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Family

Yemen| Traditional mind-sets at work behind child brides

(Written by: Saadia Haq & Najla Alshami )

Yemen is still one of only two countries in the world with no legislation on a minimum age of marriage. 772 more words

hqas reblogged this on The Human Lens and commented:

Listen to my Voice, Women in Yemen| Traditional mind-sets at work behind child brides post. Thanks to Yemeni activist, Najla Alshami for working in collaboration for raising voices. Must read!!

Confessions of a Teenage Widow

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It’s illegal, they say, to marry at 16. But I have. And it’s been a year since. My husband was 31 then. I was still in my class 10th. 758 more words

Education

Education Prevents Child Marriage

Education Reduces Chances of Girls Becoming Child Brides

CARE reports that 64 million girls around the world have been made to marry before the age of 18.  101 more words

Students

Yemen| Traditional mind-sets at work behind child brides

(Written by: Saadia Haq & Najla Alshami )

Yemen is still one of only two countries in the world with no legislation on a minimum age of marriage. 772 more words