For many 14-year-old girls, this world is a dangerous place…

Seek, Encourage, Defend, Plead

It was my daughter’s fourteenth birthday recently. Katie is growing up to become a vibrant, caring, beautiful young woman (and you will understand, of course, that I am not biased at all as I make such an assessment!) To celebrate her birthday we spent a day at the ‘Doctor Who’ (her favorite TV show) exhibition in Cardiff. She loved it. So did I.

Yet, as I look at my daughter, with great prospects for a successful future in front of her, I am deeply saddened by recent news reports of how so many other girls her age are faring around the world.

SONY DSCFor example, young, teenage Syrian refugee girls in Jordan are being married off to far older men – because, given their circumstances, this is viewed by their families as the best option for them. Every year, 14 million girls are married as children. UNICEF recently released some sobering statistics on the prevalence of child…

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