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Unite With Us To Stop Child Marriage ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, marriage, rights, protection, environment )

Cher Away
- 1098 days ago - girlup.org
Child marriage is a human rights violation. Tragically, 1 in 7 girls in developing countries is married by age 15 -- often to a man twice her age or older. Child brides are often separated from friends and family and are denied an education.



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Just Carole (341)
Friday July 8, 2011, 6:16 am

Good on you for posting this, Cher!

Signed (without hesitation).

 

Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Friday July 8, 2011, 6:19 am


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Thnx sweetie!

 

Ioana B. (132)
Friday July 8, 2011, 6:23 am
Done,thanks Cher
hanks for adding your voice to a message to the Obama Administration and joining us to help stop child marriage around the world.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday July 8, 2011, 6:38 am

This unfortunately is not restricted to countries outside of the United States but happens here usually in what we label cults. Please allow children education and a right to make their own choices about marriage.

Yes, of course I signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 8, 2011, 6:56 am
signed, tu
 

Patrick Donovan (312)
Friday July 8, 2011, 7:55 am
Action is definitely warranted, thanks Cher for the heads up.
 

John Y. (79)
Friday July 8, 2011, 8:36 am
Thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 8, 2011, 9:25 am
signed and noted, thanks Cher
 

Lyne F. (103)
Friday July 8, 2011, 9:34 am
This is so important...TY
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 8, 2011, 10:41 am
Already signed, thanks. I heard about the horrors young Mormon girls face...especially in Idaho.
 

Susan S. (191)
Friday July 8, 2011, 11:31 am
Signed and noted.
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Friday July 8, 2011, 12:07 pm
ThankXXX Sweetie! Absolutely signed:)
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 8, 2011, 3:18 pm
signed and noted
 

Mariette G. (145)
Friday July 8, 2011, 3:18 pm
This has to be stopped! Really tragic. Soooo signed. Thanks Cher!
 

Patricia W. (94)
Friday July 8, 2011, 5:18 pm
So very signed, Cher. This is a very sore subject for me. I find it repulsive.
This "tradition" fosters snd reinforces a woman's worth ( or worthlessness) in some cultures eyes. And in the United States, some cults force girls as young as 10 to marry much older men, all in the name of religion. Every woman counts, and we're all sisters. This needs to stop.
 

Bob P. (424)
Friday July 8, 2011, 6:23 pm
signed thanks Cher
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday July 8, 2011, 7:59 pm
Signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 8, 2011, 8:58 pm
Signed, noted, thanks Cher.
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Friday July 8, 2011, 9:04 pm
Soo signed
noted with hope
thank you, Cher!
 

Elena Arutiunova (34)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 12:08 am
Done
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (272)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 12:12 am
done as this must STOP
 

ellen m. (233)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 1:59 am
Signed. Girls Uop seems to be great on so many levals, number one to be educating these girl activists to be women leaders! Thanks Cher
 

Arild Warud (158)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 3:07 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

JOHNLEWIS HODDINOTT (77)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 4:29 am
NOTED AND SINGED, THANK YOU
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 10:42 am
Noted, thanks
 

Carole K. (199)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:40 am
Noted & signed. TY, Cher!
 

Alicia v. (181)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 12:17 pm
Signed and Noted.
Crazy practice.
 

Patricia E. G. (78)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 2:01 pm
So few men signing.

THIS PRACTICE IS OUT DATED AND
SHOULD BE ABOLISHED !!

 

Mary L. (138)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 2:16 pm
Thank you for posting. Signed.
 

Hege Torset (43)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 2:43 pm
Signed.
 

Jennifer G. (20)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 3:52 pm
Thanks for posting
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1626)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 4:16 pm
Signed thnx Cher!!
 

Alice B. (241)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 4:25 pm
NOTED & SIGNED.
 

Beverly C. (0)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 4:43 pm
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE BELIEVES THAT FORCING THESE "CHILDREN" TO MARRY IS RIGHT, --OR THAT IT SHOULD BE ALLOWED OR SHOULD BE LEGAL.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 5:51 pm
Signed and noted on this sicking act of child marriage BS. Cyber Gold Star to you Cher even though care2 only has green ones.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 5:58 pm
These unfortunate young girls, are too young to try and flee the country, which they may as well do, since they are most often, estranged from their families and friends.
The word justice is probably, not even in their vocabulary.

To Beverly C.: Don't try to understand how 'bad' people think. 'Good' people, don't have a clue, into their thinking. Just go back into our own history. Atroities have run rampant, in our past generations.

To Patricia W.: The male sex has, and is still currently, using religion, to commit innumerable acts of treachery against women. The worst thing is, women permit it.
A really, honorable, self-confident man, will not succumb to such tactics. He doesn't need to. They are out there. Just look at the Care2 site.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 6:27 pm
noted and signed
 

Chavonne Harvey (46)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 6:48 pm
Children got married even here in the States back in the day, it's crazy to think about, my great grandmother got married to a 40 year old man at age 14 in Texas. Crazy. Luckily times changed and laws changed. But it's not that way for everyone. Children need to focus on school and their friends not marriage and babies, I mean who in their right mind thinks this is ok.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 8:38 pm
GRRRRL power! SIGNED!
 

Edith B. (141)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 9:56 pm
Of course I signed!
 

valda p. (13)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:02 pm
I live in Australia ,I wrote a comment ,but for some strange reason they said my email account didn't seem valid ,it's the only one I have so -what's going on ?
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:21 am
signed!
 

Ancil S. (175)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:29 am
I signed and noted and cross posted the petition to Facebook,Twitter,and MySpace to spread the petition around.Hope this helps,we need to abolish this!
 

Lillian Martin (1)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 5:26 am
Childhood is such a small amount of time in a person's life; so why rob her of it? Plenty of time to get married in her 20's. Let's stop this craziness.
 

James W. (257)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 11:44 am
Done & Done Thanks Cher
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (599)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:25 pm
Signed and noted.
Thanks, Cher.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday July 11, 2011, 2:54 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Marie Therese H. (10)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 5:16 am
So sad!
There are still so many backward countries where males see females as breeding animals, on this earth specifacally for their use and abuse.
For most of these sorry excuses for men, that is the only power they have. So it will be quite a feat to take it away from them.
 

Ira M. (211)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 4:01 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you!
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 5:47 am
Signed
Thanks Cher
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 4:43 am
Thank you Cher!
 

bilja c. (48)
Friday August 5, 2011, 12:39 am
Done.Thanks.
 

Maria S. (102)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 4:00 am
Action taken. Thanks for sharing Cher.
 

linda b. (190)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 10:51 pm
It's not marriage, it's handing children to filthy pedophiles, signed thanks Cher.
 

Emily Drew (88)
Wednesday August 31, 2011, 1:47 pm
Noted and signed than you.
 

Judith C. (107)
Wednesday September 14, 2011, 5:29 pm
Signed
 
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