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Day 2, 02/01/2020

More on child marriage:

https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/where-does-it-happen/

As soon as puberty hits and girls have their menarche, girls might be expelled from their homes during their periods or being kept in period huts:

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jan/14/destroy-period-huts-or-forget-state-support-nepal-moves-to-end-practice-chhaupadi

Teen pregnancy is another huge global issue not properly addressed:

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/adolescent-pregnancy

Females who survive to adulthood safe from these practices can come across Period Stigma:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/28/stigma-periods-boys-young-women-bullying-menstruation

Period stigma can also affect females in all classes and in different ways:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40109228

Periods are an issue to many female children or teens, who are missing school for not affording menstrual pads:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/international-womens-day-period-girls-missed-school-uk-sanitary-products-menstruation-a8244396.html

Breast ironing/flattening, girls have their breasts flattened with heated rocks to look like boys for longer and avoid rape:

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/breast-ironing-cameroon-harmful-practice-girls/

Females should decide if they want children and when. No contraceptive is 100% effective and sexual abuse is rampant, resulting in unplanned pregnancies. Few countries have proper abortions rights. New Zealand is a developed country still debating it:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49234944

Ireland, another developed country, has approved abortions rights in 2019. Most countries with economical struggles do not allow abortions:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/welfare/2019/05/abortion-now-legal-ireland-doesn-t-mean-it-s-accessible

El Salvador case: country with one of the worst abortion laws in the world:

https://theconversation.com/the-unspeakable-cruelty-of-el-salvadors-abortion-laws-94004