150,000,000 More Child-Mothers?
TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 15 Jul 2019
So far, 650 million women alive today were married as children.
Yet another inhumane practice to be added to the already reported Born Complete, Don’t Mutilate Them! and Robert J. Burrowes’ Humanity’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ – Starving, enslaving, raping, torturing and killing our children.
Now it is about child-girls forced to be married before the age of 18.
Such a violation of human rights is widely practised in former European colonies in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, in countries that had been practically enslaved under military occupation and which, since their formal independence, have been easy prey to intensive exploitation by giant private corporations.
Baher Kamal, a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, is an Egyptian-born, Spanish national, secular journalist, with over 45 years of professional experience — from reporter to special envoy to chief editor of national dailies and an international news agency. Baher is former Senior Advisor to the Director General of the international news agency IPS (Inter Press Service) and he also contributed to prestigious magazines such as TRANSCEND Media Service, GEO, Muy Interesante, and Natura, Spain. He is also publisher and editor of Human Wrongs Watch.
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