Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Child Bride

These stories are incredible each time we read them but yet, they are everywhere. So much pain and cruelty endured as a child, how can one begin the road to healing ?

For this young girl, who is aged by her experiences, there may be hope. With the help of people who obviously really care for her, along with a strength of spirit, that must have been a gift from God.

Her words will inspire you. The crimes that were committed against her, will enrage you.

As noted, in the following incredible article, by journalist Kevin Sites, there are many more young women, who have not been saved. Will something be done to save them too?

KABUL, Afghanistan - Eleven-year old Gulsoma lay in a heap on the ground in front of her father-in-law. He told her that if she didn't find a missing watch by the next morning he would kill her. He almost had already.
Enraged about the missing watch, Gulsoma's father-in-law had beaten her repeatedly with a stick. She was bleeding from wounds all over her body and her right arm and right foot had been broken.
She knew at that moment that if she didn't get away, he would make good on his promise to kill her.

Please, read it all.

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