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Every year there are five million young girls being forced into marriage before they are even 15-years old.
These children are being married-off to men significantly older than they are—even old enough to be their grandfather in some cases.
This practice leads to a host of problems—not least because the girls are simply not ready, physically and emotionally, for what marriage entails.
And, it ultimately results in a horrifying number of deaths, following medical complications suffered by these children as they are forced to endure sex and childbirth at such a young age.
Oftentimes a big motivation for these marriages is poverty—parents are so poor that they can not afford to adequately provide for their family—and they agree to marry their daughter off in the hope they will have a better life elsewhere. In addition to having one less mouth to feed, and one less child to clothe and worry about supporting.
The Council On Foreign Relations has put together a seven-minute video highlighting the dangers of child marriage—and in it, they emphasize how important it is these girls stay in school for as long as they can.
According to the video, this child bride "tradition" could end within a generation, if the right help and support is offered.
Visit Girls Not Brides for information on how to help these young girls and their communities.
The song is loud and braggadocios, and as police assault innocent protestors across the country, YG once again says what's exactly on our mind.
As protests swell across the country demanding an end to police brutality and justice for the murder of George Floyd, YG once again releases a protest song in line with the current political climate.
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It's time to study.
Now that you've flooded Instagram with photos of black squares, it's time to hunker down for some real activism.
If you're a white person, you're sitting on top of about four centuries of institutionalized racism. In the wake of George Floyd's murder by police and countless Black Lives Matter protests across the nation, it's time to show up—with your body, with your voice, and with your brain.