I really enjoyed reading this article which is so true and we all need to think about this issue for our young women before they become older women who have been hardened by situations beyond repair. Gender issues have to be addressed differently in the 21st Century as the world has become one. All women issues too have become narrowed to be addressed globally not nationally. All women world over have ways of empowering each other, financially, socially, emotinally and it is up to us at any level to stand up and be counted. Each and everyone of us has something to give to an Adolescent girl/young woman. No matter how small a gift, it makes a difference.