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Girl, 14, With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Decides to End Her Life: "This Is Enough Pain"
Health & Wellness  (tags: incurable diseases, girls, children, Wisconsin, right to die )

- 100 days ago -
This Wisconsin teen suffering from a painful and incurable disease has made a truly heartbreaking conclusion about her treatment. She wants to end her pain, deciding she is ready to die.
FGM Campaigners - Nigeria Ban Welcome, But Work Not Over
Health & Wellness  (tags: female genital mutilation, fgm, girls, women, Nigeria, health, risks )

- 510 days ago -
Activists on Friday welcomed Nigeria's new law banning female genital mutilation (FGM), but warned that legislation alone will not be enough to eradicate the practice.
Texas Lawmakers Want to Close 'Bypass' for Teen Abortions
Health & Wellness  (tags: teens, abortion, reproductive rights, girls, women )

- 567 days ago -
Texas, like many other conservative states, has strived to make it difficult for women to have abortions. Recent state laws have forced dozens of clinics to close and left some regions without a place for women to go.
Help End Child Marriage in Jordan - Please Sign
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, girls, paedophilia, children, death, environment, ethics, prevention, protection, safety, society, under age marriage )

- 638 days ago -
Forced child marriage amongst the Syrian refugee population in Jordan is rising sharply1 as more and more families see child marriage as a way to lessen their financial burden and protect girls from sexual violence.
End Female Genital Mutilation in the US ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: FGM, girls, women, family, health, mortality, human rights, freedoms )

- 899 days ago -
The practice of FGM is illegal in the US but girls are being taken to other countries, usually their parents' country of origin where they are cut in what is now known as "vacation cutting."
Girl Wants GMOs Out of Girl Scout Cookies
Health & Wellness  (tags: Girl Scouts, cookies, videos, girls, food )

- 1026 days ago -
7-year-old leading charge against GMOs - watch this video
Girls Are Going Through Puberty Earlier And Earlier
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, girls, puberty, health, babies, research, science, study )

- 1090 days ago -
Nationwide, girls are starting puberty earlier and earlier. But the real concerns begin once they grow up.
*TAKE ACTION* Stop Objectifying Teen Girls!
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, body image, girls, Victoria's Secret )

- 1286 days ago -
This is not magic - this is using the distortion of young women's body image and insecurity as a source of profit. There are a variety of things teenage girls "want to be" -- safe, respected, encouraged, valued, to name a few.
It Only Takes A Girl
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, education, child, girls, rape, femalegenitalmutilationworld, family, education, child brides, culture, humanrights, freedoms, disease, health )

- 1443 days ago -
"Women are half the world's population, yet they do two-thirds of the world's work, earn one-tenth of the world's income, and own less than one per cent of the world's property." (Source: World Bank) Let's change that!
Our Minty, Pink and Deadly Campaign Is Going Strong!
Health & Wellness  (tags: minty pink and deadly campaign, girls, female, marketing, disease, death, cancer, cigarettes, feminine, pink, mint, health risk, pregnancy, babies )

- 1969 days ago -
An Open Letter to Tobacco Company CEOs From 50,000 Concerned Americans We have a simple message for you: Stop marketing your cigarettes to girls!
Genes Give Clue to Early Puberty
Health & Wellness  (tags: genes, puberty, girls, cancer, periods, obesity )

- 2164 days ago -
At least 30 genes appear to play a role in the age at which girls reach puberty, according to an international group of scientists.
1 in 4 Female College Students Are Raped Before Graduation
Health & Wellness  (tags: rape, help, college, help, women, students, Mental health, assault, reported, society, girls, prevention, risks )

- 2240 days ago -
Staggering statistics on college rape. How to protect yourself and seek help...Read On...
Every Day Counts Petition
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ovarian Cancer, Teal, women, girls, cancer, disease, death )

- 2246 days ago -
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers, killing more women than all other gynecologic cancers combined. Every female is at risk (even those who have had their ovaries removed).
'Size Zero' Pressure on Girls Leads to Weak Bones, Say Scientists
Health & Wellness  (tags: Dieting, teenage, size zero, bones, girls, health )

- 2483 days ago -
Dieting by teenage girls desperate to reach 'size zero' could be putting their bones at risk, say British researchers.
URGENT ACTIVIST APPEAL! Please Help Save a Child Today!
Health & Wellness  (tags: FGM, girls, children, women, abuse, mutilation, human rights, torture, death, ethics, humans, risks, safety )

- 2510 days ago -
Please sign, copy and paste the letter below and email to the listed addresses. Please share far and wide. Also if you can think of other agencies or people who might be able to give assistance with this URGENT CAMPAIGN, please list them here.

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