Poor women marry younger than their wealthier peers. It's a dangerous reality. Families often view marriage as a way to secure a girl's future, especially in communities with limited economic opportunities for women. The truth is, though, marrying off a girl typically creates more problems for her than it solves.
Oct. 11, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today marks the International Day of the Girl, an initiative fueled by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the International Day of the Girl Child, “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” This day represents a movement to speak out against gender bias and advocate for girls’ rights everywhere.