Across the globe, many girls have babies before their bodies are ready. In many cases, this is due to gender-based violence and they may not be permitted to see a doctor while pregnant. Support programs that educate parents and adolescents about sexual and reproductive health and rights. This gift also provides access to healthcare for young women whose lives are in danger from childbirth.
Protect a vulnerable child who has lost or been separated from their parents or family due to conflict, natural disaster or disease. This gift provides an unaccompanied child with adult protection and essentials such as food, shelter, medical care, and trauma counselling.
Shield a child from violence and exploitation by supporting programs that work with parents, communities, schools, and governments to increase child protection services, address domestic violence, and eliminate corporal punishment.
Child, early and forced marriage ends a girl’s education, limits her ability to have a decent livelihood, forces adult responsibilities, and puts her at risk of early pregnancies and maternal death. Support work with girls, their parents, and community leaders to change social norms, helping to end this gender-based violence.