05 Oct '11, 7pm

Girls need to be girls - not brides. Things can turn around in one generation #Tutu #video. #sheparty #childmarriage

Girls need to be girls - not brides. Things can turn around in one generation #Tutu #video. #sheparty #childmarriage

I’m looking at a portrait of a cherub-faced 11-year-old girl sitting cross-legged, eyes askance, glancing at the wizened 40-year-old man sitting beside her at her home in a rural village in Afghanistan. She is about to become his bride. Next to the photograph, a quote from the girl, who was asked how she felt that day: “I do not know this man. What am I supposed to feel?” The photograph is on a fact sheet for the newly launched Girls Not Brides partnership and was handed out at the UN Foundation & Mashable Social Good Summit last week by The Elders — a remarkable group of global leaders who are taking on some of the world’s most pressing problems. The Elders count Archbishop Desmond Tutu (their chair), and Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN among their very prestigious numbers. (Former South African President Nelson ...

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