Friday, 12 October 2012

International Day of the Girl

Yesterday was International Day of the Girl.

This New York Times piece by Nicholas D. Kristof reminds readers that, 'the global struggle for gender equality is the paramount moral struggle of this century, equivalent to the campaigns against slavery in the 19th century and against totalitarianism in the 20th century.'

There are heart-breaking photographs of child brides at tooyoungtowed and horrifying statistics at halfthesky. I'm reading Half the Sky at the moment in an effort to turn my worry into something constructive.

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