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Monday, November 19, 2012
WE ALL NEED TO TAKE A STAND
Girls, backed by the UN, take a stand against child marriage
One-third of girls in developing countries marry before they reach their
eighteenth birthday, sometimes as young as 7. The practice breaches
most countries’ domestic legislation, and more importantly, violates the
nearly universally ratified Convention on the Rights of the Child.