The Superpower of the Girl child by Catheline ‘Katie’ Mahuto
The girl child has been marginalized for so long, particularly in the African setting of raising children. We have witnessed unfairness in the distribution of resources, lack of support and guidance in building the lives of young women. Instead, we have seen, teens, being forced into arranged marriages with much older men. We have seen the widespread abuse of young women, and eventually hopeless destitution of families, as a result of divorces. What we have not seen enough of is families being educated to think beyond cultural lines and break old beliefs in order to learn to appreciate the power of raising a child with a mindset of building strong future generations. This book seeks to raise awareness of the plight of the girl child, and offers readers some insights on how to recognize and overcome gender bias based obstacles.