Category Archives: Girls Rights

Eight Years Old and a Bride


8 years

Figures from UNICEF estimate that there are 39,000 child marriages every single day.

Furthermore it estimates that more than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 & 2020

Of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18,

50 million will be under the age of 15. 

Eight Years Old and a Bride

Through aching non-subtleties of gender distain

She lives her life without complaint,

For long since past she came to recognise

‘Tis but her form that man does prize.


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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 31 July 2013 ©.


This poem is taken from the book ‘My Writes’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2015.

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(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

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