i have just come from Wannabe Hippies' blog where Elaine has posted great piece on the plight of girls on our planet. Girls get shafted on just about every level, in every walk of life. But for women, particularly in developing or underdeveloped nations, the burdens borne can literally kill. In these poor communities, the smallest gift can save lives and aid in bettering the quality of life of whole communities, particularly for women and girls and lead to sustainable increases in such quality. Have a read, watch the video and support the girl effect.