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Your gift today empowers girls to reach their full potential tomorrow

Today 31 million girls are out of school. Let’s change that.

We want to see girls fulfilling their God-given potential. Not as brides, labourers, or suffering discrimination because of their gender, disability or age. We know that when a girl is educated and empowered to know her rights, she’s twice as likely to send her own children to school. And girls with eight or more years of education are four times less likely to be married young.

With your support, girls can build a future to look forward to, and enjoy opportunities they could once only dream of. We're actively empowering girls and women throughout our work, fighting against discrimination, oppression and gender-based violence. We work together with community leaders, teachers, families and the girls themselves, to provide support and awareness to ensure they have equal access to healthcare, education and the promise of a brighter future.

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We aim to reach over 1 million people including 668,000 girls through our Empowering Girls programmes, and invite you to be part of this important work.

Esin's story

Esin*, 13, lives in Herat, Afghanistan. Her mother Shakib*, was married at 13 and pregnant at 14. She didn’t want Esin to have the same fate, but Esin’s father arranged for her to be sold as a bride for just under £6,500.

Shakib and Esin had been attending a World Vision organised Community Change Group where they learned about the physical and mental consequences of child marriage and child pregnancy, and that Esin had the right not to get married if she didn’t want to.

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This Afghan girl (name omitted for privacy) was supposed to be married at 11. Thankfully, her mother attended World Vision classes and decided that her daughter was too young to get married.

Shakib asked her husband to stop the marriage but he refused; he was out of work with serious health issues and saw the marriage as a solution for their financial troubles. Esin and her mother turned to the community change group for help. The group joined community elders and spent nearly a month attempting to change Esin’s father’s mind.

With the support of the group facilitator, they convinced Esin’s father that child marriage is wrong. Now the marriage has been stopped, and Esin can continue her education. Like many, the family is still in a serious financial situation but Shakib has begun washing clothes and cleaning homes so her daughter can stay in school and remain free from the dangers of child marriage.

*Name changed to protect her identity

I'm so happy that I'm not going to get married. I am going to work even harder in school and be the top of my class. Someday I will support my family.

Esin (name changed), 13

Stopped from being married

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