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Dec 20, 2005, 8:44:49 AM
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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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rikausse Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
The description says it all... they are the future...
Beautiful framing indeed. :clap:
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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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comagirl65 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Student Photographer
Gorgeous
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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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thebestof21 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006   Photographer
wow thats stunning
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