Empower Her Through Education
Fight to End Child Marriage on International Day of the Girl
On International Day of the Girl, we celebrate the resiliency of adolescent girls and urge you to support our efforts in ending child marriage worldwide, helping girls look forward to safe, healthy, educated futures.
What Does Education Have to Do With Marriage? In many countries, a girl's education is not prioritized. Often, these girls are married by the time they're 14, 10, or even 7, and are expected to start having children by age 16. Simply put, child brides in the developing world have a diminished chance of completing their education.
At CARE, we’re helping those girls get a lifesaving education, and we are partnering with Alba Botanica®, Avalon Organics® and JĀSÖN® to do it. Each brand has an area of unique interest in helping CARE change the circumstances of so many.
Alba Botanica® is all about girl power, and is working with CARE to find ways to unlock it.
Avalon Organics® believes, along with CARE, that girls from all backgrounds should have access to education, so we are working to advocate for changes in local and government-level policy to make this possible.
JĀSÖN® is standing with CARE, helping mothers and communities shape bright futures for girls as they strive to do more.
Explore the features and stories below to learn more about barriers to girls’ education, like child marriage, and how you can join our fight to give girls around the world the futures they deserve.
One student leader shows how education can open doors to her dreams.
Selina Akhter, 20
Not allowing social barriers to stop her, she now helps to support herself, and her family.
Manjura, 7 and Mansura, 8
Never expecting to attend school, bright futures lie ahead for two sisters.
Isis Zúniga Reyes
With some determination, this empowered young woman helped inspire social change.
Communities and Girl’s Education: The Sound of Progress
For a young preschooler, her grandmother’s participation opened a door to early childhood education.
CS: A. Laxmi
Laxmi Pal, 13
They expected her to stay home until she got married. She chose school.
CS: B. Angie
In Their Own Language
Four girls who now have a bright and bilingual future
CS: C. HANAN
ANA CECILIA, 15
At one time there was little opportunity for her, now she is a class leader.
CS: D. Lutfa
Learn how a village changed its approach to girls’ education to “Be Strong, Be Healthy”
CS: E. Raghad
For a girl with untapped potential, getting bilingual education made all the difference.
CS: F. Susan
MOMS RUNNING THE VILLAGE
Mothers groups engaging students, schools and communities in change.
Share These Stats
Get the facts, spread the word.
Give the Gift of Education and Change a Girl’s Life Forever
Children are naturally hungry to learn, but face daunting challenges to attending school, especially girls. CARE works to address these barriers including workload, violence, resources, and sometimes simply being a girl. You can help!
Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at risk and keeps them mired in poverty. Support Girls’ Education and Ask Secretary of State Kerry to Help Stop Child Marriage.
OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO EDUCATION
Hunger, lower social status, chores, early marriage, school safety and sanitation are all barriers preventing a girl from receiving a proper education.
HOW CARE IS KEEPING GIRLS IN SCHOOL
We work alongside communities, governments and partner organizations at many levels to address all aspects of basic education.