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Did you know that every two seconds one girl is forced to get married?

Did you know that every two seconds one girl is forced to get married?

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International Day of the Girl

Today, October 11th, we join the celebration of the International Day of the Girl, a day to claim gender equality, women’s Access to their universal right and eliminate discrimination and violence against women. According to ONU Women, it is estimated that 35% of women worldwide   suffer violence and every day more than 39.000 girls are forced to get married and leave school

because-im-a-girlLuckily, there are thousands of initiatives that help to eradicate this situation. One of them is the one we launched in the context of this day with Nicequest.Because I’m a Girl” is the name of the campaign led by the NGO Plan International, founded with the aim of achieve gender equality and their empowerment through education.

We want to achieve that 140 girls affected by the conflict in Southern Sudan, -most of them teenagers with kids between 12 and 18 years old- have access to alternative quality education in a safe and socially cohesive environment.

Through the participation of the users of Nicequest, these girls will able to do a course of accelerated learning and facilitate their stay through the distribution of different hygiene kits and taking care of their children in a nearby nursery. You can follow the project HERE.

Moreover, in the context of this day, Plan International has presented “Counting the invisible girls”, “a report that, according to the NGO, “explores the current state of gender data and exposes the gaps: we don’t count how many girls leave school because of early marriage, pregnancy or violence, exactly how many give birth before they turn 15, how many hours a day they spend working, what kind of work they do and whether they get paid for it”.

From here, we encourage you to join this day and help us to ensure girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive.

For more information, you can click HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

 

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