Exclusive: Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign – blog

Via Scoop.itTransmedia Thought Leadership

This week in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum will highlight a drive by The Elders to end the practice of child marriage.   Girls in Rajasthan, India, where no child marriages have taken place, say villagers, since they learned of the dangers.   Tutu is a member of an organization called The Elders, which has announced an ambitious goal to stop this abuse of girls “in one generation.” The child brides often suffer sexual abuse and domestic violence in its many forms and are frequently forced to become mothers at an age that puts them at high risk of maternal injury and death. Because the harmful practice receives relatively little attention as it continues year after year, The Elders, independent global leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, launched the Global Partnership to End Child Marriage with a campaign called Girls Not Brides.
Via womensmediacenter.com

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