Mother of Adorable Baby Lorde, Kafui Danku Campaigns Hard to End all Child Marriages

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There are many things in this world indicating pure evil, and if we said we’re going to list them it’s going to take all day.

However, one which is near the very top of the list is the scourge of child marriages, which occurs when a grown a$$ man ‘buys’ a child from her parents to become his wife (essentially his s*x slave), a practice prevalent in many cultures across the globe.

It’s really sad but in the 21st century there are still cultures which allow children to be handed over to men as their wives and thus leading to legalized rape of these innocent children.

Actress Kafui Danku, who has an adorable baby herself, has railed against the practice in a post on social media.

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As one of the UNICEF ambassadors against child marriage, Danku has criticized the practice, which according to statistics affects 41.6% of Ghana’s child population.

Check out her post below…

“I WORRY about the reason behind marrying off little girls…

People, let’s be hard on the truth and say it this way, if marriage: does not give a man the right to ‘rape’ his wife, then CHILD MARRIAGE should be treated with disdain!

Marriage is too complicated a thing to force on a little girl, and as if that is not enough she is expected to bare him children, all before the age she can vote. Let’s face it; grown women and men are leaving marriages because they don’t understand it enough to handle it.

He is not a man if he seeks intentionally and knowingly to harm a little girl he’s expected to protect.

I learned about the first female pediatric surgeon in Ghana, Prof. Afua Hesse about 3 years ago,This is but one of many examples of what our little girls can become .

One cannot over state the need for society to protect our youth, our future, and especially our LITTLE GIRLS. There is nothing to gain by forcing them into such uncomfortable situations, all we do by that is not only stifle their development and potentials, but also make them go through a lot of pain, mentally , physically and emotionally since they’re often treated as prisoners and slaves.

MARRIAGE IS NOT THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE or ACHIEVEMENT of a woman…. This is a plea to all, let the girls grow into something more.

On the podium, after every achievement, all speeches recognise two beings constantly, a GOD and a MOTHER. This tells us the role and importance of women who become mothers play in our lives. Let us keep that in mind when we require a little girl to become one.

What experience would she have to bring up her kids, what experience would she have to support her husband, how would she impact their lives? If she was not allowed to see her full potentials . Being a little girl should not hurt!

Behind every successful man, they say is a woman, NOT A CHILD !
#EndChildMarriage #Unicef

Thank you @unicef, I’m happy to be a part of this very important campaign.”

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I WORRY about the reason behind marrying off little girls… People, let’s be hard on the truth and say it this way, if marriage does not give a man the right to ‘rape’ his wife, then child marriage should be treated with disdain! Marriage is too complicated a thing to force on a little girl, and as if that is not enough she is expected to bare him children, all before the age she can vote. Let's face it; grown women and men are leaving marriages because they don’t understand it enough to handle it. He is not a man if he seeks intentionally and knowingly to harm a little girl he's expected to protect. I learned about the first female pediatric surgeon in Ghana, Prof. Afua Hesse about 3 years ago,This is but one of many examples of what our little girls can become . One cannot over state the need for society to protect our youth, our future, and especially our LITTLE GIRLS. There is nothing to gain by forcing them into such uncomfortable situations, all we do by that is not only stifle their development and potentials, but also make them go through a lot of pain, mentally , physically and emotionally since they’re often treated as prisoners and slaves. MARRIAGE IS NOT THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE or ACHIEVEMENT of a woman…. This is a plea to all, let the girls grow into something more. On the podium, after every achievement, all speeches recognise two beings constantly, a GOD and a MOTHER. This tells us the role and importance of women who become mothers play in our lives. Let us keep that in mind when we require a little girl to become one. What experience would she have to bring up her kids, what experience would she have to support her husband, how would she impact their lives? If she was not allowed to see her full potentials . Being a little girl should not hurt! Behind every successful man, they say is a woman, NOT A CHILD! #EndChildMarriage #Unicef Thank you @unicef, I'm happy to be a part of this very important #campaign

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Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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