What would you think if someone said killing one in five people was ok ? Well, this is happening, in a way…
Barbie dolls have been accused of showing little girls a stereotypical image of women, the dolls always representing tall, skinny, pretty women in very “feminine” attitudes and gender-specific, unrealistic ways of life.
Barbie’s new ad follows a different trend: it shows that girls can be anyone they choose to be, whether they want to be a vet, a professor or a sports coach. Way to go Barbie! 😀
If you take out all the men from those pictures, you see there are not that many women who mde it to the top… This can change if girls and women decide they deserve to be at the top!
After beeing disfigured in an acid attack, Reshna decided to make these beauty tips videos…
This art project by Leena Kejriwal aims to attract attention to girls being kidnapped in India (usually between 9 and 12 years old) to be used in sex trafficking.
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As Malawi’s Nyasa Times reports, in April, the African nation Malawi raised the minimum age of marriage to 18 years old. One might wonder, however, “What about the legions of underage children who were legally wed before the law took effect?
Well, one of the regional chiefs in Malawi – an elder woman who goes by the name Inkosi Kachindamoto – annulled the marriages of more than 300 youth in her district and sent them back to school.
In addition, she fired several village heads who had sanctioned the unions.
Child advocates around the world cheered on the effort to encourage girl education and abolish early marriages as soon as the news circulated.
Knowing the value education has in helping to empower citizens and strengthen the mind, the Senior chief terminated 330 marriages, of which 175 were girl-wives and 155 were boy-fathers. Those chldren were sent to school instead.
Said 18-year-old Malawian Memory Banda to The Guardian:
“Marriage is often the end for girls like me. But if our leaders will invest in us and give us the chance to be educated, we will become women who create a better society for everyone.”
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The amazing story of an amazing girl who wants all girls to be educated…