Urgent: Rescue Girls From Forced Marriage
One third of girls in the developing world are married before age 18; 1 in 9 are married before age 15.
- Child marriage threatens a girl’s life, her health, and her prospects for the future. Domestic violence is significantly more common in child marriages.
- More than half the girls in Bangladesh, South Sudan and Chad are married before age 18.
- Girls with higher levels of schooling are less likely to be married off as children.
- Educating adolescent girls increases the age of marriage in a number of developing countries.
Education gives a girl the tools she will need to make a living, to stand on her own, to choose her lot in life. And most importantly, it breaks the cycle of poverty!
Just $50 provides a scholarship for an entire year of schooling. A girl in school is six times less likely to be married off before the age of 18.
You are among our most faithful and generous friends. Please pray helping save young girls from a terrible fate, by giving a generous gift of scholarships — and give now. Thank you!