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#Childmothers

17 Stories about Being a Mother While Still a Child

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Meet 17 girls from five countries who have become mothers while still children. Their captivating stories provide a unique insight into their dreams, challenges and great strength. Their stories are accompanied by beautiful photos taken by acclaimed photographer Pieter ten Hoopen, whose point of departure is the traditional family photo. HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has written the introduction of the book sharing her keen interest in the lives of women around the world.

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Girls on the run

Humanitarian emergencies put young girls at an increased risk of unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), maternal death and illness. Moreover, the risk of sexual and gender-based violence – including rape and forced marriages – also increases.

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