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Girl Child: A Mother's Grief
A tragic tale.
Girlhood: Redefining the Limits
Jivani, Y; Steeburgen, C; Mitchellm C. (eds.)
A collection of essays on girls. It examines girl culture, and the multi-faceted nature of girls' lived experiences. It also looks at "girl" power and the highly commercially lucrative and sexualized...
Girls Reduced to Being Repositories of Communal and Religious Identities in Kashmir
Khan, Nyla Ali
The rape and ruthless murder of an eight-year old girl in Jammu province underscores the brutal gender violence that is a consistent feature of the political thuggery that grips the subcontinent.
P.I.S.E.M. Materials: Questions Immigrants Raise; Immigrant Life in Toronto; Themes for English language training of Portuguese
Slide Show
Audio-visual materials designed for use in small groups with immigrants to give them information about dealing with alienating elements in their environment.
Profit motives behind sexualization of 'tween girls
The sexualization of 'tween girls - those between the ages of 8 and 12 -- in pop culture and advertising is a growing problem fueled by marketers' efforts to create cradle-to-grave consumers.
Protecting the Girl Child: Using the Law to End Child Marriage, Early and Forced Marriage and Related Human Rights Violations
The report states that child marriage of legitimizes human rights violations and abuses of girls under the pretense of culture, honour, and religion.
The tragedy of being a girl in India
Peebles, Graham
India is the "most dangerous country in the world in which to be a girl". This is stated in a controversial United Nations finding based on a range of distressing social statistics rooted in gender an...

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Teenage Girls Increasingly Requesting Labiaplasty to Get the Perfect Designer Vagina
Very young women are going under the knife to sculpt parts that are still growing and changing.
Holloway, Kari
Never underestimate the power of beauty myths to manufacture inadequacies where before there were none. A little over a decade ago, labiaplasty -- the partial or wholesale removal of parts of the labi...