Monday, November 19, 2012

WE ALL NEED TO TAKE A STAND

Girls, backed by the UN, take a stand against child marriage

 http://www.mediaglobal.org/2012/06/20/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.

 

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