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Are American Parents and Society Raising Little Girls or Little Women?
World  (tags: usa, children, girls, society, sexualisation )

Rose
- 2197 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
- 2243 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
- 2553 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 )

CherAWAY
- 2605 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
- 2656 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
- 2657 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
- 2688 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
- 2751 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
- 2761 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
- 2786 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
- 2812 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
We Need Your Help to Convince Congress to Fight Child Marriage Now: Please Take Action
World  (tags: HumanRights, child marriage, girls, children, congress, freedoms, usa, world )

Tierney
- 2833 days ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
Urge Congress to Stop Child Marriage There are an estimated 60 million child brides worldwide - some as young as 7 years old. If the present trend continues, another 100 million girls will be forced into marriage over the next decade
Sign Petition: End Domestic Violence in the Muslim World
World  (tags: world, middle-east, sharia, law, africa, muslim, domestic, violence, humiliation, beatings, mutilation, flogging, rape, honor, killing, stoning, acid, attacks, FGM, lashes, women, girls, human, rights, freedom, abuse, cruelty )

Tom
- 3026 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Assaults on women and young girls, especially domestic violence, acid attacks, honor killings, FGM and forced marriage that have become a growing problem in some Muslim countries, are barbaric, inhumane and completely contrary to Islamic teachings.
Pakistan Moves to Outlaw Domestic Violence
World  (tags: world, middle-east, pakistan, muslim, domestic, violence, humiliation, beatings, mutilation, flogging, rape, honor, killing, stoning, acid, attacks, FGM, lashes, women, girls, human, rights, freedom, abuse, cruelty )

Tom
- 3026 days ago - google.com
Pakistan moved towards outlawing domestic violence when lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that will punish those found guilty of beating women or children with jail terms and fines. The law, passed unanimously, was called a "big day" for Pakistani women.
Sign Petition: Tell Congress to Help Afghan Girls
World  (tags: world, afghanistan, usa, war, troops, obama, politics, military, government, americans, girls, rights, freedoms, culture, family, education, health, food, protection, medicine, safety )

Tom
- 3063 days ago - thehungersite.com
Schools torched. Classrooms hit with poison gas. Acid thrown in their faces. Girls risk life and limb to learn even as attacks by insurgents mount. You can help: The Afghan Women Empowerment Act would fund educational opportunities and keep them safe.

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