Child Bride and Child Marriage in Pakistan

The Ignored Masses: Child Marriage and Inequality in Pakistan

Laws in Pakistan like the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 makes it illegal for men and women under the age of 16 to get married. 21% of Pakistan’s young women under the age of 18 are forced to be child brides to men far older than them. Young girls, who are far too innocent to even understand what a marriage is, are forced into unknown terrain. Without any sex education, they allow their husbands to treat them in whatever manner they see fit simply because they don’t know their rights.
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Jaywalking

Jaywalking: How the Car Industry Criminalized Pedestrians

Jaywalking is a crime most of us know first-hand. After all, we know that this reckless behavior is dangerous and puts us at risk getting hit by a car. Little do we know that roughly over a century ago, cars were not common and the street was a pedestrian domain. This is the story of how the automobile industry criminalized pedestrians and banished them from the streets.
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FGM around the world

Damaging Dignity: FGM Practices All Around The World

Women all over the world, no matter how developed the country they are living in is, are suffering the consequences of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). An estimated 140 million young girls all around the globe have been under the knife and have grown up with this trauma. Female genital mutilation is either partial or complete removal of a female’s outer genitalia. There are absolutely no medical reasons for this practice, according to the World Health Organization, yet it is a widely active practice in major parts of the world.
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Boko Haram

Boko Haram: The Face of Religious Extremism

The Boko Haram insurgency came to global attention in 2014 when over 200 school girls were reported to be kidnapped by the terrorists. The girls who were in school preparing for a test were attacked at midnight by armed militia who then forced them on to trucks and ferried them away into their forest hideouts. A great public outcry followed with many pointing fingers at the government’s incompetence in providing security.
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Venezuelan

Ideas and Topics Venezuelan People are Obsessed With

Every nationality has something they are obsessed with. I am not talking about stereotypes, or what other people think about us; this is a completely different subject. The topic I want to talk about today refers only to the ideas and topics that invade our heads in Venezuela. The beliefs, values, and conceptions that we have stamped in our mind like a moral passport.
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