A lot of people blog for good causes. There are so many worthwhile things to try and change! I’ve recently discovered another one worth your time, if you have a minute or two. As a woman, campaigns involving women and girls are important to me. It’s easy for us women in the U.S. to take our rights for granted. Elsewhere in the world, girls are not so lucky. The Girl Effect is a campaign for them…the not so lucky ones. Where girls as young as 12 years old are sold into prostitution because they live in poverty and lack the means to escape their circumstances…
“This is an event that draws attention to the plight of girls around the world who are living in poverty and yet uniquely capable of creating a better future for themselves, their sons and daughters, and their communities and countries.” ~ Jamie Dedes, writer, poet, blogging activist
~ Because I’m a Girl ~
Born with breasts and a fertile womb,
Evil bought me far too soon.
Caught in circumstance not chosen,
All these tears mean my heart has frozen.
Used as chattel, in a dark world of men,
Someone please save me, send me home again?
Everywhere in this cold, ancient land,
Is the scent of feminine death at hand.
Men rape us, brutally use us as they will,
And into children’s wombs their seeds they spill.
Grant us peace and safety, I pray!
I saw another girl die today —
Raped, bleeding, left to rot in the world.
Life is hell. Because I was born as a girl.
~C.L.R. © 2011 ~
I believe in the power of 1+1. It starts with an individual…they tell someone else…and so on. Pretty soon, you have a lot more than just one. Check out the website and see if there’s something you, too, can do to help. It starts with one.
Peace and Hope to all of you reading! 🙂