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Unique challenges girls face
Girls continue to be the most excluded group in the world. They're more likely to be:
- victims of violence and abuse
- denied an education
- denied to make choices
- given unfair treatment
- refused work to earn a living
The poorest girls are most at risk. Child marriage is more prevalent poorer in families where a dowry provides a much needed income. By helping to keep girls in school, you’re helping them escape marriage and educating a young generation on the real dangers it brings.
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See the difference you'll make
You’ll receive updates about inspiring girls like 16-year-old Amrita, whose lives you’re helping to transform. Her family had plans for her to marry and she’d received a proposal. But Plan International’s life-skills classes taught her the realities of marriage and empowered her to convince her parents that an education was more important. News spread through her village and Amrita was praised for her courage.
“My daughter learned getting married and giving birth is risky, so she wasn't ready to accept the proposal.” - Amrita’s mother
Will you help more girls like Amrita decide their own futures?
How you'll help end FGM
15 million girls will be subjected to FGM by 2030 if current trends continue. The belief that FGM equates to purity, cleanliness, and strong morals is a reason why the practice continues. The reality of FGM is often a traumatic experience followed by on-going painful health complications.
Support the Girls Fund and help equip girls like 12-year-old Kadia with the skills to promote change. "Plan International has given me the knowledge and strength to express myself in front of important people, even the village chief, about my rights and such a taboo subject as FGM.” - Kadia