Thursday, June 11, 2015

Emancipate The Girl Child

A friend of mine posted this on her facebook wall, 8 year old girl raped by a man and married to the rapist. I felt this to my soul. How can a man decide that sleeping with an underage girl is normal? Why will the girl's supposedly caring parents give the girl to the said rapist as his wife? What has this world turned to? Are there no laws protecting the weak, helpless and innocents? These thoughts ran through my head as i composed a short piece i titled What Am I? This is to help generate attention in a social media campaign to save this child.
The issue of the safety of the girl child should be included in bills to be deliberated on and passed into law.
Please do read the link above and share the hashtag #Favour8yroldrapevictimneedsjustice.