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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"To End Child Marriage: Girls NOT Brides"

  • 64% of illiterate adults are women.
  • Girls under 15 are 5 times more likely to die in childbirth.
  • Over 60% of the world's hungry are women.
"People may say, "it is 'tradition;' it cannot change," but it is NOT true.  'Traditions' can CHANGE, because they are made by people."

--Graca Machel ("The Elders")

"This is a grave Human Rights issue, but it's also a development issue.  How could you improve girls' education, when they are taken out of school to be married."
--Mary Robinson ("The Elders")

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