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From: Red Ajah's International Women's Week: Girl Child(Discussion)




Welcome to the world of the girl child- promising yet gloomy, hopeful, yet in despair. The hand that rocks the cradle, the procreator, the mother of tomorrow; a woman that shapes the destiny of civilization. Such is the tragic irony of fate, that a beautiful creature such as the girl child is today one of the gravest concerns facing the humanity, with a volley of summits, conferences and events held for the cause, with topmost leaders at the helm.


The mother of tomorrow killed today. Just killed because she was not born a boy through no fault of hers. Just killed because her parents don't want to pay dowry. Killed in the womb before she took her first breath. Killed before she can even understand this world. Not protected by her mother who fears she may suffer the same as her. Her education is neglected. She is married off at a tender age. She is forced into obedience, her pleas ignored. She may be called an equal but she is never treated as one.


A woman's troubles begin even before she is born into this world. Through her whole life she has to fight against injustices. Her innocent childhood is innocent no more. This thread is for discussion of crimes against woman at her tender age, crimes against the girl child.



Source: Red Ajah's International Women's Week: Girl Child(Discussion)



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