When political and economic leaders of the G20 nations gather in Brisbane, they should have women like Shadhia* on their minds. Shadhia has her whole life ahead of her. But she was forced into early marriage after her parents were offered a bride price. She left school before she learnt how to read, unlike her brother, who was encouraged to continue his education. Shadhia could be one of the 30% of women worldwide who suffer partner violence. While Shadhia has opportunities to earn money outside the home, her domestic workload remains fixed. She is unable to make independent decisions about family size, time between births and household expenditure.… Seguir leyendo »
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