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EQUALITY NOW presents The Dreams of a 12 Year Old Girl Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. In 2004, Equality Now launched its Beijing +10 campaign to end discriminatory laws.

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EQUALITY NOW

presents

The Dreams of a 12 Year Old Girl


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Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.



At age 12 a girl stands on the edge of adulthood she has dreams about the life she wants to lead l.jpg

At age 12, a girl stands on the edge of adulthood. She has dreams about the life she wants to lead.


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She hopes to make choices and wants to prepare for the challenges she will face,

the woman she will become.


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In spite of the progress made since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, many laws around the world overtly discriminate against her because she was born female.


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Many laws around the world jeopardize her future. Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, many laws around the world overtly discriminate against her because she was born female.





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I want to vote. me differently from my brothers?My mother still cannot.





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My father can prevent my mother from working if he thinks it against the interest of their marriage or children.


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If I get married, I want my husband to be an equal partner. against the interest of their marriage or children.


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Do you know that the law in my country: against the interest of their marriage or children.

  • Requires me to obey my husband

  • Considers my husband the head of our marital property, the sole administrator of our joint property?


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I see my mother and aunts who cannot leave the house without their husbands’ permission.

I don’t want that to happen to me.



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Why should I forgo my right to inheritance and family property if I decide to get married?

In my country, I would have to.


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I want the right to divorce and remarry. property if I decide to get married?


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My father beats my mother. property if I decide to get married?Why does she need his permission to divorce him in my country?


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I want to live free from violence property if I decide to get married?and discrimination.


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Is it too much to ask that I be protected from rape? property if I decide to get married?Even within my marriage.


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I want to be free from female genital mutilation. property if I decide to get married?


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Who are my laws protecting? property if I decide to get married?



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How can I be treated equally with my brothers if my country’s laws discriminate against me?


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But I am hopeful. country’s laws discriminate against me?


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Since the Beijing Conference in 1995 positive changes have begun:

Turkey has repealed a law that made a husband the head of the marital union.


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Mexico has reformed its law that allowed girls to be married at 14 and boys at 16. The marriage age is now 18 for all.




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Governments incur no costs in ending discriminatory laws – it is free.

All we need is political will.


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Act now. it is free.You can make a difference in my life.End discriminatory laws now!


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Get involved. it is free.Join me in creating a world of opportunity for girls.Support Equality Now’s campaign to end discriminatory laws worldwide Log on to www.equalitynow.org


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