When I saw the headline I assumed it was more global warming:
Girls at U.N. meeting urge global actionSo the first lines didn't make sense to me:
*A 16-year-old Nepalese girl burst into tears describing her work in a match factory to help support her mother.So where was:
*A Jordanian teen spoke out about violence against girls in rural areas.
*A former child soldier from Congo cried when she recalled her suffering as a sex slave.
* A high school student from Ohio said she really sweat a lot last August, "what with George Bush making it warmer, and all."What was there makes me glad I live in America. From the child working in the match factory:
"The most important message is that governments should ensure that every working child gets a free education," said Sunita Tamang, lamenting that in her community in Nepal "people think that if you educate a girl child, it will only embarrass you."Every working child? How sad.