child right to parents

A few months ago, I met a 10 year old girl, living with her mother. She was 6 when her parents separated. She is very matured for a 10 year old, understanding perfectly that her parents are not on good terms. Her mother is her universe. When I asked about her father, she was silent, perhaps thinking that it will upset her mother. But the spark in her moist eyes said to me – “I miss mY FaTHer…”

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my interview with UNFPA’s Too Young to Wed

Debasmita Dasgupta, who goes by Smita, has been drawing all of her life. These days, the 33-year-old, who was born and raised in India, lives in Singapore, where she works as a development communications manager. But art is still a huge part of her life. She’s illustrated several children’s books and recently launched an illustrated series called “mY FaTHer,” where she uses her skills as an artist to tell the stories of fathers who defend the rights of their children –- including those who stand against child marriage. Smita was kind enough to take a break from her busy life and tell us a little about her work: her creative process, what inspires her and ultimately, the impact she hopes her art will have.

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