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Type of document: News
Topic: Actions/initiatives/projects
Geographic descriptors: United Nations
Language: English
Source: www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/03/news/UN-GEN-UN-Discrimination-Against-Girls.php
Date of publication: 05 March 2007
Abstract: UNITED NATIONS: A 16-year-old Nepalese girl burst into tears describing her work in a match factory to help support her abandoned mother. An 18-year-old Jordanian girl spoke out about violence against girls in rural areas. A 15-year-old former girl soldier from Congo cried when she recalled her suffering as a sex slave. The girls are among more than 200 young people attending a high-level meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, which this year is focusing on discrimination and violence against girls. They spoke at a panel and a news conference about issues ranging from rape, trafficking and prostitution to education, child labor and AIDS.

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