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International Day of the Girl ACTION
World  (tags: humanrights, world, girls, child brides, statistics, quiz, facts, freedoms, crime )

Nancy
- 672 days ago - care.org
In honor of the first-ever International Day of the Girl, the world is shedding light on the global epidemic of child marriage. Join us online today to take part in this important movement!
Female Circumcision 'Performed on NSW Girls
World  (tags: world, Australia, children, GIRLS, FGM, abuse, humanrights )

Rose
- 676 days ago - news.ninemsn.com.au
Four people in Sydney have been charged with female genital mutilation offences after two young girls were allegedly subject to female circumcision.
Thank a UN Peacekeeper ACTION
World  (tags: world, terrorism, violence, peace, humanrights, girls, women, freedoms, children )

Nancy
- 696 days ago - betterworldcampaign.org
...sign this letter and join us in thanking the 120,000 brave men and women from 118 countries serving as UN peacekeepers in 17 of the most difficult regions in the world...
Don't Allow Egypt to Lower Minimum Marriage Age for Girls ACTION
World  (tags: freedoms, humanrights, children, girls, marriage, ethics, violence )

Nancy
- 774 days ago - forcechange.com
Egypt is currently debating legislation to change the minimum age for marriage for girls from eighteen to as young as nine years old. This would open up young girls to sexual and physical abuse and erode women's rights in post-revolution Egypt.
Are American Parents and Society Raising Little Girls or Little Women?
World  (tags: usa, children, girls, society, sexualisation )

Rose
- 980 days ago - durangoherald.com
t's difficult to write about the sexualization of little girls and young women. It's upsetting, shocking and something none of us want to even think about. With more and more I see, I want to at least try to get parents thinking about this
Child Marriage: Eleven-Year-Old Girl Bartered Off to Satiate Father's Lust
World  (tags: children, girls, abuse, child brides )

Rose
- 1025 days ago - tribune.com.pk
SUKKUR: In a woman's complaint cell, barefooted, but decked up like a bride, 11-year-old Nadia told The Express Tribune of how her father had bartered her off in 'marriage' to a boy almost twice her age.
Girls Playing Video Games Are More Aggressive Than Boys
World  (tags: Girls, Boys, Video Games, Aggressive, Gender )

Anna
- 1335 days ago - breakingnewsonline.net
Girls, who play video games, are assumed to be more aggressive than boys and a boy who plays video game is not more aggressive than other boys, says a new research study.
Sop Violence Against Girls ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
World  (tags: humans, girls, world, freedoms, violence, rights )

Cher Away
- 1387 days ago - planusa.org
Across the world, girls face the double discrimination of their gender and age, leaving them suffering at the bottom of the social ladder. Girls are denied access to health services and education, and also face extremely high levels of violence, abuse,
In Mexico, A Whole Town Built on Sex Trafficking
World  (tags: World, Mexico, Tenancingo, Human Rights, slavery, sexual exploitation, Human Trafficking, pimps, traffickers, johns, forced prostitution, women, girls )

Marta
- 1438 days ago - humantrafficking.change.org
On the surface, Tenancingo looks like any other small Mexican city. But Tenancingo has a secret industry which is both hidden and known by many -- the forced prostitution of women, which has kept the town alive for three generations.
Breast Ironing, a Painful Practice for Cameroon's Girls
World  (tags: World, Cameroon, girls, sexuality, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, breast ironing, mutilative practices, deformities, pain, petition )

Marta
- 1439 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Breast ironing affects as many as one in four girls. Some mothers massage hot grinding-stones into their daughters' chests, while others pound the tissue with heated plantain peels. Sometimes, women rub kerosene.
Season of Plenty Brings Misery for Teenage Girls
World  (tags: FGM, the "cut", girls, Kenya, young marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Pokot, circumcised, abuse, help, rescue centre, exodus, africa, violence )

Naoko
- 1470 days ago - nation.co.ke
Fifteen-years-old Elizabeth dreads the long rainy season, when, like many other girls her age, she would be forced to undergo the age-old practice of female genital mutilation. The season is also the time when schoolgirls as young as 10 get married off.
Mothers in Congo Get Help in Raising Children of Rape
World  (tags: DR Congo, rape, rape as weapon of war, children, help, crime, women, girls )

Marta
- 1533 days ago - csmonitor.com
Group homes and networks are helping mothers in Congo to counter harsh discrimination as well as their frequent reluctance to accept children of rape. In Easter DR of Congo hundreds of thousands of women have been victims of sexual violence.
Rescuing Girls From Sex Slavery
World  (tags: Nepal, Rescue, Girls, Sex Slavery, Children, Culture, HumanRights, Abuse, Sadness )

Alison
- 1543 days ago - cnn.com
Kathmandu,Nepal- Geeta was 9 when she began wearing makeup,staying up untill 2 a.m. and having sex with as many as 60 men a day."I used to be really sad and frustrated with what was happening in my life," She said.
Haiti: Girls and Women, From 2 to 72 Years Old, Are Being Raped.
World  (tags: Women, , , children, girls, crime, rape, torture, Solange, refugees, pain, politics )

Marta
- 1568 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
After the eartquake´s devastation, emerges a second natural disaster: girls and women, from 2 to 72 years old, are being raped.
Pregnant Teen Forced Out of School
World  (tags: education, girls, pregnant, Tanzania, dropout, law, birth )

Naoko
- 1594 days ago - ipsnews.net
DAR-ES-SALAAM, Mar.10, 2010 (IPS) - pregnancy is the leading cause of dropouts for school girls in Tanzania. And a national law forbidding young mothers to return to school after giving birth did not make it any easier for them to continue their education

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