If that is too heavy for you then look away now, go and pour yourself a glass of Prosecco and watch Towie or whatevs, 'cause it’s gonna get heavier.
Listen, the if-I-shut-my-eyes-will-it-go-away-NO-it-won't-TRUTH is :
Child brides are forced to drop out of school, have children before they’re ready and are often subjected to a life of violence and abuse.
An estimated 70,000 girls DIE IN LABOUR every year because their bodies aren't ready for childbirth.
Sorry, I told you this was heavy sh**t.
“Every girl, no matter where he is born, should be able to express her views, live free of violence and discrimination, and have a fair chance to reach her full potential”
Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director U.N. Women
The selected theme for 2016 is Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls and this year’s focus as such is (in addition to help girls have a safe, educated and healthy life) filling existing data gaps, to get a truer picture of how disadvantaged half of humanity really is.
Because basically it is easier to ignore a problem when there isn’t much evidence of how omnipresent it is or how deeply it affects people, and of course because in modern society we can’t improve or raise funds for what we can’t prove or measure…
“When we invest in girls’ health, safety, education and rights – in times of peace and crisis – we empower them to reach for their dreams and build better lives for themselves and their communities. “
Education and activism are denied many girls throughout the world, so let’s shout it from the rooftops for those who can’t and pledge your support to create a world that is better for the girls of tomorrow! GRL PWR! Girls rock! etc... Because, as Unicef puts it "When girls do better, we all do better". So, get it out there! Share! Donate! Roar! Educate! #kidswhomakenoise #kaboomkidsmakenoise
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