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Welcome back I'm -- and -- do but that's pat Rick pulled out on Twitter at Rick -- -- Would talk about is very serious subject now today.
Happens to be.
The first international day of the girl.
And this is the focus that's that's been put on on on a particular subject in a particular population because.
And this is amazing to me the 25000.
Girls become child brides each and every day.
And so there's a real focus on this idea of doing something to help.
Child brides fifty million girls and forced into marriage between ten and fourteen years old half of girls in developed countries become mothers.
While they are still children.
-- Kennedy is a technical advisor.
And advocacy for the gender -- unit -- care USA you can find them on Twitter -- care.
-- these numbers are astounding.
What where is this such a big problem.
In the world.
Yeah numbers really are sounding breaking -- Looking around he literally half his DM.
Young girls are being forced into marriage every single day here we're talking about -- that are that are very young.
Don't -- well.
Being forced to marry men much -- -- and he has played three times -- -- So isn't everything.
Credible problems because your question about we have an email it globally it really married but you see higher -- and the horse country these -- The course of the war.
We see high praises how they shot and I you know -- asked -- -- west.
Saharan Africa but it really doesn't -- And as you mentioned your hair and others are so excited this -- this week we celebrate their first ever ask.
Sunday across child because we really want highlights I don't parents.
We want to focus on.
Issuing we're actually doing -- campaign right now.
We have 101000 so -- -- Secretary Clinton.
Asking the US government to prioritize that issue and to really take a stand towards ending and it's simply asking -- you -- your listeners to join us to that.
-- -- half wolf we'll talk more about ways for people to get involved I want to talk more about the problem -- -- people can really focus on it and know what it is that we're talking about and you mentioned.
You know that that this is taking place in some of the poorest countries is that what it is is it an economic issue.
Where families -- simply thinking you know what if we if we if if our daughter is married then.
We don't have to worry about putting food in her mouth her husband will have take care of that or is there something cultural going on because as we know in a lot of places in Africa for example there are cultural things that maybe those of us here in this country can't quite relate to.
Yet know what I mean it's it you had just raise a complex question and it's a complex answer and the answer is that all of that was.
So we know you know -- it is cultural and in some ways and we know that.
Most parents around the world wants what is best for their children however often times they don't have any options -- opportunities to send their girls to school.
You know school is -- safe it's very far away.
And you know they have a family offering a dowry or bride price to their young child and so that that is the limited options that they -- -- to marry off they're very young girl.
And the -- let me Saudi and Iraqi -- -- that's must be enormous because a young girl 101112.
If she's married and -- becoming a mother herself.
Is going to be very very limited I want to ask you we have about a minute left -- you mentioned signatures that you've been collecting.
That you've been getting them to the Department of State and did that Hillary Clinton's office.
What's the result of that what's happening and and how can people learn more about this in and get involved.
Great great questions that you can go to www.
Care dot -- like I said we have -- with our partners.
To really -- and and and take a stand against this issue so we ask you to join our campaign doing our signatures to really make that the US foreign policy priority and you know to your question about the ripple effects are just devastating their health their education economic.
If we aren't tackling this issue there is no way that we are gonna release all the excitement you know an -- global poverty we need to tackle this issue we need to get every girl -- -- and -- -- -- Kennedy is with care USA.
And there's a piece on foxnews.com for you where you can go -- and read more about this problem.
Of child marriage and how you can get involved -- -- all the best to you.
In this important work there you're doing and thank you so much for coming on talking to us about it today thanks for adding me.
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