Photograph by Stephanie Sinclair
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EVERY YEAR 15 MILLION GIRLS ARE MARRIED AS CHILDREN, DENIED THEIR RIGHTS TO HEALTH, EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY, AND ROBBED OF THEIR CHILDHOOD.
I learned recently that my biological father wrote and self-published a short book. In “In Defense of Children,” my father, Darrell Parrott, argues mansplains that women who feel guilty about either avoiding motherhood or not performing motherhood “correctly” (gestating all pregnancies, breastfeeding, and homeschooling) mitigate their guilt by either turning to drugs or by applying maternal feelings to animals. 2,051 more words
I sit down at work to receive a text message from mum.
‘Happy Children’s Day, darling.’
I smile and think to myself that she’s adorable. Check Twitter a few minutes later to see someone’s started #IAmALankanKid, and everyone’s on a nostalgic trip with their recollections of games and aunty-antics from their kiddie days. 1,261 more words
Please read the moving piece below, from a 17 year old girl from Iraq, now living in the UK. Then please sign her petition and share. 352 more words