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Entries by Craig and Marc Kielburger from 01/2012

Child Brides: The Cost of saying "I Do"

| Posted 01.05.2012 | Canada

When a young girl is forced to marry, she loses nearly everything. She loses her childhood. She is forced into sexual intercourse, pregnancy, and childbirth before she is emotionally and physically ready. As much as child marriage leads to poverty, poverty leads back around to child marriage.

Beyond the Earthquake: Haiti's Free Education System

| Posted 01.10.2012 | Canada Politics

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the quake that ravaged Haiti, media pundits fret over misspent aid dollars and recovery stymied by bureaucracy. Haiti's free public schooling is a humble triumph in the face of extreme adversity.

Haiti: The Forgotten Families

| Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada

On the earthquake's second anniversary, the media did their minimum due diligence. They did not report on the hundreds of thousands of Haitians like the Metellus family who remain scattered across Haiti's rural landscape -- the forgotten displaced people.

Mia Farrow: Salvaging Darfur Traditions

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada

A generation of children is growing up with no knowledge of its traditions and culture. Mia Farrow came up with a plan to archive all that was meaningful for the people of Darfur. Farrow tells the people she will wait at the edge of the camp with a video camera. Those who want can come.