At this moment, hundreds of millions of girls are fighting for their lives. To be heard, to learn and grow, to be treated with dignity, to choose their own way. You can be part of the solution. Sponsor a girl today, and change her world for good.
But so many of us don’t. Walking to get water, we look over our shoulder. We hold back tears as our families give us away in marriage. We face physical abuse when things don’t go well at home.
Every minute, 22 girls who have not reached adulthood are given away in marriage.
64 million girls are forced into child labour every year.
Around the world, 76 million young women are illiterate.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an extra 85 million children at risk of physical, sexual and emotional violence.
An additional 10 million girls will now be married by 2030 due to the effects of the pandemic, with 2020 recording the greatest surge in child marriage rates in 25 years.
Right now, thousands of girls urgently need sponsors to help them build a fearless future. Join the movement to sponsor 1,000 girls by International Day of the Girl on 11 October.
When you sponsor a girl, you make a world of difference. Your support means:
World Vision’s community-focused programmes also mean that for every child sponsored, four other children benefit too.
Discover how World Vision is helping girls around the world live fearlessly today.
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In 2021, 85.9% of donations collected were used for programmes that benefit children, families and communities in need.