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    http://www.tobeagirl.

    org/I am not fundraising for this charity, although its objectives are central to the work of the educational initiative I work for in West Africa. I just think this is a really excellent website that everybody should take a look at.It is not particularly easy being a girl in any...
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    A pregnant woman in Sudan is sentenced to death

    for marrying outside her father’s religion: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27433241 Two teenage girls in India are raped and hung from a tree: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-27622236 A woman is stoned to death by her own relatives outside a courthouse in...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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    Hands off our smalls!

    (part 2) http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-s-underwear-trade-ban-incites-panty-protests-1.2541062 It is good to know that when the Russian parliament is not sponsoring terrorism around the world it has time to focus on the issues that are of real importance to its citizens...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29727875 75% of urban women buy their sanitary products wrapped in plain paper because of the "shame" attached to menstruation. 70% of women in India do not have access to hygienic sanitary pads. None of this is a revelation to me, but the...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29985252 A suicide bomber from Boko Haram ("Western education is forbidden") has today killed at least 46 boys at a school in northern Nigeria. The group believes boys should receive only an Islamic education, while girls should receive no...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Usa Drone Attack Killing Childrens in Pakistan

    Bravo USA for killing childrens in drone attcks :-(
    scotty2hotty123 scotty2hotty123 26-30, M 8 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Hands off our smalls!

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/kenyan-pastor-bans-female-congregants-from-wearing-underwear-in-church-115528/ Yes, I agree that going without bra and knickers makes me feel physically and spiritually liberated (and, arguably, closer to God). But no, I do not appreciate...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 3 Responses May 6, 2014

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    The schoolgirls of Chibok I had meant to post

    this days ago, but I thought it would have received wider media coverage than it actually has: http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/2014/04/22/230-schoolgirls-still-missing-after-boko-haram-raid Some 270 teenage girls were abducted two weeks ago from their boarding school in...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    Child Abuse: The Greatest Threat To Young Children

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    rlforty1 rlforty1 51-55 Apr 7, 2011

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    Pray For Her

    Malala Yousafzai, 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for speaking out against the militants and promoting education for girls. On 9 October 2012, a gunman approached a bus taking children home from school in Pakistan's Swat Valley and shot Malala and two other...
    dayzeedayzee dayzeedayzee 36-40, F 10 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    Last year, on my first “official” trip out

    of Dakar (as a UN employee), I stopped at a market town about 100 miles east of the capital. My visit was not a success as the person I was supposed to see was not there and the school was already locked up for the weekend: the ownership of mobile phones is widespread, but this...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 5

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    It Is Important

    my oldest brother beat his wife.i never liked it .i got into several fights with him about it.he threw things at her.one time hitting my nephew and blooding his head.he nearly killed her.he didn`t care about her.and he still tries to control her life.now she is dieing,and i blam...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 2, 2009

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    scotty2hotty123 scotty2hotty123 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    We All Deserve Respect

    And it's not only about physical abuse---it's also about verbal and moral abuse, as well. We never deserve any of those---no one deserves to get hurt just because other people want to inflict pain on them.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F Apr 2, 2009

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    Rising Above Magazine's Purpose

    I have had so many questions asked about what the purpose and goal is of Rising Above and whether the positions that are available are voluntary or paid.  So I thought I would share the magazine's mission and purpose to answer questions that you may have or had.  I...
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