Beauty pageants are not only an issue in the United States; countries like France have pushed this issue further by banning beauty pageants for young girls. In 2013, the French senate approved of banning beauty pageants for girls younger than the age of 16.
In Australia, "Protesters gathered in Melbourne's CBD on Saturday to rally against a child beauty pageant being held at Northcote, in the city's north, in which babies as young as two months old were enrolled.
They called for new laws to ban young children entering beauty pageants, and a code of conduct for the children's performances."
Today the International Register of Pageants lists more than 3000 pageants worldwide.” 5 The four big international beauty pageants are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Earth.
Russia is moving towards banning child beauty pageants, “Russian MPs have proposed a ban on child beauty pageants, which could lead to tough fines for parents or guardians who allow their children to participate.” Understanding the health issues that are brought upon these pageants, “The United Russia party and Liberal Democratic party, have said the contests harm children psychologically, physically and intellectually.”
when parents sign their children for these events they don’t necessarily let them enjoy their childhood and understand what being a child is.