In developing countries, more than 41% of girls under 18 are married, locking them into the cycle of extreme poverty.
Girls and women are almost always the most vulnerable people in any community
Simply put, the world is a more difficult place for girls. Globally, girls and women face specific gendered barriers to health care, education and economic opportunities that would enable them to better provide for themselves and their families.
All around the world, but especially in the most fragile countries, girls and women are disproportionately impacted by malnutrition, disease, discrimination, and violence, simply because of their gender.
Your generosity will not only help prevent child marriage but also:
- Break gendered barriers to health care, education and economic opportunities in Mali, Mozambique and Bangladesh
- End gender-based violence against girls in Ghana and Ethiopia
- Empower girls and women to lift themselves out of poverty in the DRC and Honduras
- Provide livelihood opportunities to girls and women in South Sudan