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    International Day of the Girl

    United Nations News Centre - On world’s first International Day of the Girl Child, UN calls for end to child marriage <-- clicky


    11 October 2012 – The United Nations today marked the first International Day of the Girl Child by calling for an end to child marriage, and stressing education as one of the best strategies for protecting girls against this harmful practice.

    “Education for girls is one of the best strategies for protecting girls against child marriage,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day. “When they are able to stay in school and avoid being married early, girls can build a foundation for a better life for themselves and their families.”

    “Let us do our part to let girls be girls, not brides,” he stated, urging governments, community and religious leaders, civil society, the private sector, and families – especially men and boys – to promote the rights of girls.
    Hope this helps somebody somewhere.

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    Re: International Day of the Girl

    i hope they find another angelina for this service..
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    Re: International Day of the Girl

    Imagine if stuff like this could be prevented. <-- clicky

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    Re: International Day of the Girl

    Still waiting for the International Day of the White Male, be it child, adult, whatever. Probably coming soon now.

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    Re: International Day of the Girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Still waiting for the International Day of the White Male. Probably coming soon now.


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    Re: International Day of the Girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Still waiting for the International Day of the White Male, be it child, adult, whatever. Probably coming soon now.
    Why is complete horsesh!t like this inevitable when it comes to something like I posted?

    I just knew it wouldn't take long for it to rear it's uglya$$ head.

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    Re: International Day of the Girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Why is complete horsesh!t like this inevitable when it comes to something like I posted?

    I just knew it wouldn't take long for it to rear it's uglya$$ head.

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    That tells all you all that you need to know

    Not only is there a fake christian persecution, but apparently there seems to be a fake while male persecution.

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    Re: International Day of the Girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Hope this helps somebody somewhere.
    I am sure. The UN has a long reputation of being on the forefront of the fight for human rights.

    Membership of the Human Rights CouncilThe Council is made of 47 Member States, which are elected by the majority of members of the General Assembly of the United Nations through direct and secret ballot. The General Assembly takes into account the candidate States’ contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as their voluntary pledges and commitments in this regard.

    The Council’s Membership is based on equitable geographical distribution. Seats are distributed as follows:

    1.African States: 13 seats
    2.Asian States: 13 seats
    3.Latin American and Caribbean States: 8 seats
    4.Western European and other States: 7 seats
    5.Eastern European States: 6 seats

    Here are the actual members of interest, quite a few of these are part of the problem:

    Angola 2013
    Austria 2014
    Bangladesh 2012
    Belgium 2012
    Benin 2014
    Botswana 2014
    Burkina Faso 2014
    Cameroon 2012
    Chile 2014
    China 2012
    Congo 2014
    Costa Rica 2014
    Cuba 2012
    Czech Republic 2014
    Djibouti 2012
    Ecuador 2013
    Guatemala 2013
    Hungary 2012
    India 2014
    Indonesia 2014
    Italy 2014
    Jordan 2012
    Kuwait 2014
    Kyrgyzstan 2012
    Libya * 2013
    Malaysia 2013
    Maldives 2013
    Mauritania 2013
    Mauritius 2012
    Mexico 2012
    Nigeria 2012
    Norway 2012
    Peru 2014
    Philippines 2014
    Poland 2013
    Qatar 2013
    Republic of Moldova 2013
    Romania 2014
    Russian Federation 2012
    Saudi Arabia 2012
    Senegal 2012
    Spain 2013
    Switzerland 2013
    Thailand 2013
    Uganda 2013
    United States of America 2012
    Uruguay 2012

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    Re: International Day of the Girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    While their goal is good, the name is frankly stupid and ambiguous, imo. Next thing we know we'll have a "Day of the Calorie" in reference to child obesity.

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    Re: International Day of the Girl

    It's awkward that "white males" never complain when a white male is celebrated. President's Day? 43/44 white males celebrated. Columbus Day? Celebrating the day a white guy claims to have "discovered" America. Thanksgiving? Celebrating the last time white males were nice to the Indians. But no, we MUST specifically celebrate The White Male as if there were no other days where "white males" were celebrated.
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