One of our readers and frequent commenters has written this poem for The Girl Effect Blogging campaign. We are ending our part of the campaign with this poem, “Silence Me.”
Being a girl is hard enough without the extra pressures put on girls in poverty. Women, remember being twelve? No one expected you to be an adult and hopefully your biggest medical worry was the flu. Men, could you imagine your sister, niece, daughter, or granddaughter married off at twelve, separated from her family and loved ones? It is easy to sit back in our recliners and forget that not everyone gets to choose when they are married.
The world is not equal. Did you know, according to The Girl Effect website “[l]ess than two cents of every international aid dollar is directed to girls.”
Less than two cents.