Came across this article yesterday. While we many have lots to debate and ponder in the Western world regarding women, we seem to so easily forget the lives that many of our sisters lead across the globe, including our sisters in the faith. Take some time to look at the portraits in the article, learn about the suffering involved, and consider spending some time in prayer for the worldwide condition of women, particularly young girls. Women are a beautiful part of God's plan - they always have been and they always will be. After all, he is the God who humbled himself to a woman's womb, a scandalous conversation at a well, and the news of resurrection voiced by those with no legal standing.
"Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. It is a U.N. event with a grand name and a powerful mission. Girls around the world, especially in lower-income countries, often face terrible things, from genital mutilation to child marriage to kidnapping. We asked five photographers, who devote much or all of their time to documenting the lives of global girls, to share photos with special significance and talk about the images."
Check out the portraits and read the article here.