Igniting the potential

Age 10 is a critical juncture in a girl’s life. What is happening now in her home, community and nation will determine the trajectory for the rest of her life. At this age, everything is about to change. In some parts of the world, she is old enough to be forced into marriage. She might be forced to stop attending school. Later in adolescence, it is likely that her first sexual experience will be coerced. In a couple of years, she might be a mother. Her rapidly accelerating life may careen towards a destination characterized by poverty and powerlessness.

Related Subject(s): Population and Demography
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