Friday, January 29, 2010

Child Brides

It is always amazing to me to learn about the lives of women in various countries throughout the world. How much their lives differ from my own life and experiences. To be a woman in many Third World and developing countries can be an extremely difficult and unhappy life. Many women are married off young to much older men- many of whom are abusive- because their families are poor. If they try to escape they are often forced into prostitution to support themselves. Others attempt escape through suicide.

I think that as women in the United States we have a great capacity to do something for our sisters the world over. Presently, I am not exactly sure what that is, but there has to be something and we need to figure it out and do it. As women we need to support each other and save each other.

Please look at this and think about it:
Child Bride Photo Essay- EXPLORE THIS SITE FOR OTHER PHOTO ESSAYS. VERY MOVING.

1 comment:

Angela said...

hey. thnks for speaking out. love you liz