Happy International Day of the Girl Child!
Today is a day created to to celebrate the potential of girls across the world in the face of threats, discrimination, and the issues of their well-being. This year, International Day of the Girl will focus on the theme, “EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict”. The goal is to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises.
In particular, girls in conflict zones are 90% more likely to be out of school and more susceptible to exploitation and child marriage.
Through our Early Marriage Prevention Program we are precisely empowering Afghan girls to stay in school and be active participants in civil society. In fact, we’ve received a matching grant from One Day’s Wages for this particular program! Join us on international day of the girl child and get matched, dollar for dollar by donating here.
Thank you for your support of the girl child!