What If You Could Change the Course of a Girl's Life?
What if you could guide her... give her hope... even save her?
Girls around the world face lifelong inequalities, just because they’re girls. A girl can be kept out of school. She can be forced to marry, far too soon. A girl can be underage labor in a dangerous factory. She can be abducted by traffickers. She can die from violence, malnutrition or a lack of health care.
But with a strong start in life, #SheCanBe so much more. A doctor, an artist, a teacher, whatever she wants to be. That’s why Save the Children is the outspoken champion for girls – empowering girls like Mamta (pictured above) to determine their own futures. Read her story.
Without Your Help
girls are 2x more likely than boys to die from malnutrition
Out of School -
girls are 3X more likely than boys
A Victim of Sexual Violence or Trafficking -
girls are 2X more likely than boys
With Your Help
How Does Save the Children Save Girls?
In the U.S. and around the world, Save the Children helps to ensure girls stay in school; we support survivors of violence and exploitation; we help girls transition to adulthood and we advocate to increase legal marriage age limits.
But we can't do it without you.
Meet 10-year-old Mamta from rural Nepal. After her mother’s tragic death, Mamta moved into her grandparents’ one-room home, which they share with the family’s livestock. Her grandparents do the best they can, but sometimes Mamta goes to school hungry.
Mamta misses her mom and worries about the future. If she follows the same path as her older sister, she’ll have to leave school behind at age 14, get married and start a having babies right away. Another girl trapped in the cycle of poverty and gender inequality.
Mamta wants more. “I want to wait until I am at least 22 years old to get married, so I can have a career as a teacher,” she says with longing. Mamta wants to stay in school, get a job and only get married when she’s ready. She wants a better future.
Thanks to you, Save the Children’s program in Mamta’s community is helping adolescent girls and their families understand the importance of education and gender equality. So girls like Mamta are empowered!
Give a girl like Mamta a strong start in life, so she can determine the future of her dreams. #SheCanBe.
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