One in every three girls around the world is denied an education because of the daily realities of poverty, discrimination and violence. By Raising your Hand, you will be calling upon the United Nations to make girls’ education a priority.
The United Nations has the power to stop girls from being forgotten at a time when developmental priorities for the next generation are being decided. Now we can work together to ensure millions more girls get the education they are entitled to.
It only take three easy steps:
Add your name to the growing list of Australians who object to child marriage. Fill in your details here so we can forward them onto Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr.
Dear Minister Carr,
Did you know that 10 million girls are forced or coerced into marriage before they reach 18, each year?
Child marriage is a violation of fundamental human rights that has a massive and ongoing negative effect on a girl’s life, and the wellbeing of her family and community. It is one of the eight barriers to education facing the 75 million girls not going to school.
Please object to child marriage! Speak now and champion an end to child marriage at home and abroad by:
Your business can help change the lives of millions of girls. By supporting our work, your business joins a global movement of people making a tangible, long-term and positive impact on girls' lives.
Join in our good work and benefit your business:
Contact Meg Hamilton for more details to get your business on board.
Watch this space! We will soon be adding materials and tool kits for teachers and students to learn, connect and contribute to Because I am a Girl together.
Coming term 3, 2013!