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Millennium Goal 3: Photo 2of3 by anthonyasael Millennium Goal 3: Photo 2of3 by anthonyasael
Millennium Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Targets for 2005 and 2015: Eliminate gender disparities in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015.
Two-thirds of illiterates are women, and the rate of employment among women is two-thirds that of men. The proportion of seats in parliaments held by women is increasing, reaching about one third in Argentina, Mozambique and South Africa.

This picture was taken in the suburbs of Monrovia, Liberia. I see it as guardian angel taking care of a small boy…. The empowerment and the education of girls is one the most essential step for a country to develop. Quality education remains a distant dream for millions of children across the globe. 121 million children, the majority of them girls, are being denied this fundamental right.

That is why United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in his groundbreaking address to the Millennium Assembly reminded us that there can be no significant or sustainable transformation in societies—and no lasting reduction in global poverty—until girls receive the basic quality education they deserve—and take their rightful place as equal partners in development.

Education can put women on the path to economic and social empowerment. Educated women tend to marry later, have fewer children and are more likely to understand what they must do to protect themselves and their families against various odds.

Education helps women become better informed about how to prevent HIV infections. It empowers them to defend themselves in potentially dangerous situations. Indeed, it has been shown that denying a girl access to quality education increases her vulnerability to abuse, exploitation and disease. Girls, more than boys, are at greater risk of such abuse when they are not in school. A classroom not only provides a safe haven for girls, it can instil in them a sense of their own power, and hope for the future.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS MILLENIUM GOAL EXHIBITION PLEASE VISIT MY JOURNAL [link]

All proceeds from sales of pictures will go to the art education project of Art in All of Us (WWW.ARTINALLOFUS.ORG) and/or trusted partner in third world countries
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:iconrikausse:
rikausse Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
The description says it all... they are the future...
Beautiful framing indeed. :clap:
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:iconmoiaaron:
moiaaron Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
looks like she is flying, very nice shot you did
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donjardon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
Magnificent piece, is an eceellent picture.
Is it so much more emotive to take pictues of black people?...for me it is...what do you think?
I think you have a very educated eye and a very talented mind.
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anthonyasael Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Muchas gracias !
it can be black, white, yellow or other.... A lot of people want to express themself. Not speaking the same language the eye is the only way to do .... if you go o central asia, you can find very emotive people as well.... as well as remote village in central america ;-)
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PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
this says it all.......:)
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:iconcomagirl65:
comagirl65 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Student Photographer
Gorgeous
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:icongutterkid:
GutterKid Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
stunning
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SivargTheThief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Pic!
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queenoftheshadows Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:+fav: as some times happens I do not know why i like this peice I just do Good job B-)
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:iconthebestof21:
thebestof21 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006   Photographer
wow thats stunning
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:iconjojomarkus:
jojomarkus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
Great Pic!
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Douedgareld Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Um. . .it really wouldn't matter what photo was attached to this description, because the description alone makes it more than worthwhile. . .

But anyway. Beautiful photo---children can make gestures that are unintentionally powerful. . .

Thanks for posting. Thanks for caring about this.
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anthonyasael Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
thank you for sharings !

all the best,

Anthony
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DieHardGuardGirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a sweet moment. Very cool
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:iconill23:
ill23 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
good shot!
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:iconriverhippo:
riverhippo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
That's deep, man. Really deep. Keep up the good work.
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dalori87 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006   Photographer
you do amazing work
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punkie078 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Professional Photographer
I like that interpretation. It's a very original photo, the way she's laying over that bent piece of metal is just very....unusual. At first I thought she was pole vaulting or something. I like it.
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nightanswer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
very very nice
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:iconchaosconquersall:
chaosconquersall Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
I am a good example of what education can make in a woman's life. I am an achiever :D

P.S.: the presentation of my poster was a success :D
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:iconanthonyasael:
anthonyasael Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006
;-) I am really happy ;-)
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:iconchaosconquersall:
chaosconquersall Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006
Thanks. I am going to Santa Rosa de Agua tomorrow, so I'll talk about your project with the community :D
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:iconanthonyasael:
anthonyasael Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006
Excellent !! It would be great if we can start with it. Please tell me if you need any more information ?
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:iconchaosconquersall:
chaosconquersall Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
I talked with the community leader, and she said yes. She thinks it would be great if you go to Santa Rosa to work with their children
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anthonyasael Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
so great !!
When do you think it would be possible to start ??
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:iconchaosconquersall:
chaosconquersall Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
I think late july or beginning august :nod:
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:iconanthonyasael:
anthonyasael Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
excellent so we can add them maybe in the first sketches of the book. We will working on them during the month of September !

un abrazo,

Anthony
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curly-gurly Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
it really touches the heart.. :nod:
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Canesciolto Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
che foto stupendeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! sei un grande!
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Krahnium Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
Once again, wonderful :+fav:
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dabralbm Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
Nice capture buddy..!!
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LILLAjija Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
It's a good photo and what is behind is a really important subject.

I mean the Millennium Goal...I've read about it and I'm glad there are people who care others who need help.

I really appreciate that you draw attention to the Millennium Goal.
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anthonyasael Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
I think we have to all try to promote them. It is so important for our children !
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arnaudlegrand Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
This may sound ridiculous compared to the description you made of this picture, but I first thought : Harry Potter in Africa. :)
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gmtwood Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
that is what I forst thought as well...lol, but I knew that [link] wouldn't do something like that. His motives are pure and good.
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:iconarnaudlegrand:
arnaudlegrand Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
:)
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:iconanthonyasael:
anthonyasael Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
;-)
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