Here is Something To Think About
As I thought about this post this afternoon, what I thought was that I have made a mistake. I have volunteered to write about something that my mind shies away from, something I can’t confront, something I can’t accept. And that is this: in many places in the world, the girls have no rights. None whatsoever. They are treated as property, married off in adolescence (or younger), and have no say in that choice. I cry. I feel overwhelmed. I feel that there is nothing I can do. But maybe I’m wrong.
When families live in poverty and have to pay for school, they are more likely to educate their sons than their daughters. But educating girls turns out to be a vital point of intervention to interrupt the cycle of poverty. So, I offer you this, from people whose work I admire, people who are able to hold this in their mind for the long periods of time to effect change in the world. I offer you, The Girl Effect: