Did you know that on average, organizations benefitting women and girls raise currently raise less than half of what other nonprofits and charities raise? It’s time to do something about that!
Yeshi-Alem was forced to marry when she was 10 years. Now at 18, she's been married nearly half her life to her husband Moges, who is believed to be 28.
Before I came to the program I was alone at home, no one to teach me and care for me. I had no means to leave my house. But in the center I became friends with the other girls and my mentors.
“The future is struggling to be born...we have to make room for it.” In the closing session at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference 2011, President Clinton urged the audience to take a stance and better our future.
I’m on the ground in Addis, Ethiopia, for a meeting with The Elders, a group of global leaders who meet to discuss solutions to the most pressing problems facing the world. This week, we’ve been talking about creating a Global Alliance to End Child Marriage – more to come on that later. First, I wanted to share an important story that I heard that really explains what Girl Up and its partners are working towards in the fight to stop child marriage...
This post is originally authored by Jennifer Redner on IHCR.org.
For the last two days, I have been participating in a strategy planning meeting to explore creating a global alliance to end child marriage. More than 70 participants from approximately 20 countries, from the UK to Cameroon to Bangladesh, have converged on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to share research, programs, and advocacy efforts underway to end child marriage.
I just got back from Ethiopia where 1 in 5 girls is married by the age of 15. For just a $40 donation, you can you can change this statistic. While I was there, I was able to catch up with Tigist — an incredible girl with an inspiring story who we first introduced you to last year.