Thank you for supporting our Day of the Girl Child Appeal.
Help us raise $20,000 by October 11 - the International Day of the Girl Child – and secure a brighter future for girls around the world.
What if it were your daughter, trapped in a cycle of poverty, unable to go to school or access clean water?
Over 60 million girls worldwide are forced into marriage before the age of 18
125 million girls and women worldwide have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)
1.2 million children are being trafficked each year – many of these children are girls forced into sex trafficking
Pregnancy is the leading cause of death worldwide for women aged 15 to 19
Literacy rates for girls in many countries remain low – just 12% of Afghan women aged 15 and over are literate
UN Women is working to empower women and girls in more than 100 countries across the world.
UN Women focuses on ensuring that women and girls are able to access their rights, live free from violence, with economic security and contribute as full citizens.
Wouldn’t you want this for your daughter?
You can make a difference to the lives of girls today.
$1040 can support girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking, giving them shelter, counselling, education and hope for the future.
$520 can fund a community-wide education program to end the practice of female genital mutilation/ cutting.
$125 can support school teachers to educate students about forced marriage and early pregnancies
$99 can provide a pregnant girl with medical care to ensure that she and her child are healthy and safe.
With your help, girls worldwide can gain an education; achieve independence and work to improve the future of their families and communities.
Donate now and help us raise much-needed funds for UN Women’s work supporting women and girls.
For more information on the Australian National Committee for UN Women visit www.unwomen.org.au.