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Girls are treated shamefully

“I’m a boy, but I do the dishes and cleaning at home, and I’m proud that my mum has taught me these things.

In families, girls don’t have the right to speak or inherit. I overheard one parent saying that enrolling a girl in school is a waste of money, because she’ll only get married and move to her husband’s home. I think it’s very shameful and wicked to think of your own daughter as though she doesn’t belong."

“Girls are entitled to go to school, and the ones who do well there can help their parents later on in life. Parents are failing to defend the rights of the child. That’s why the World’s Children’s Prize relies on us children when it comes to fighting to defend our rights.”

Daouda, 11, Burkina Faso

Långgatan 13, 647 30, Mariefred, Sweden
Phone: +46-159-129 00 • info@worldschildrensprize.org

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