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GUEST POST BY CONGRESSWOMAN BETTY McCOLLUM

Nearly a year ago, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, D-MN, traveled to Bangladesh to evaluate U.S.-funded initiatives that impact the health, education and economic security of women and girls, especially efforts to prevent child marriage. She also co-sponsored House Resolution 6087, the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act, designed to protect the rights of girls in developing countries. Companion legislation has already passed in the Senate, and McCollum’s bill was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

On October 11 the world did something remarkable. Together, we celebrated International Day of the Girl Child – a day to recognize not only the basic human rights of young women but address the unique political, social and economic barriers faced by millions of girls around the world.  We know that when girls are valued, families, communities and nations thrive.

As a Member of Congress, I have been fortunate to visit…

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About Dean Garrison

Dean Garrison is a husband and father of six, who faithfully pursues the American Dream. He has been MOSTLY self-employed for the last 20+ years and has been a top earner, executive and leader for several direct sales companies.
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  1. Why did I reblog this? Simply put I have three daughters ages 9, 6, and 10 months. This story is horrifying on so many levels to a parent. It is a little outside the realm of what we normally like to print here. Normally we are going to focus solely on what is going on in the USA but some stories need to be told.

  2. I like this blog it’s a master piece! Glad I found this on google.

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