London, 19 October 2022 (TDI): Save the Children International has appealed for more funds from the international community to end gender-based violence against girls across the globe.
Save the Children International recognizes the urgent need for action to prevent and respond to early and forced child marriages.
Statistics of Child Marriages
Child Marriage is effectively a devastating end to a girl’s childhood. It is a global problem that cuts across countries, religions, cultures, and ethnicities. According to an estimate, about 40 million girls aged 15-19 are currently married worldwide.
Moreover, Save the Children International predicts that each year, some 12 million more girls will be forced to marry before reaching the age of 18.
Save the Children’s Global Girlhood Report estimates that an additional 2.5 million girls are at risk of early marriage globally between the period from 2020-2025.
It was also reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in all types of gender-based violence against girls.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Save the Children International launched a $100 million appeal the biggest appeal in our 100-year history to protect children no matter where they live.
Moreover, it’s estimated that 150 million girls will lose their childhoods due to child marriage by 2030. The organization has launched the Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality.
The organization aims to work together with girls and other champions for gender equality. Moreover, the organization is working to prevent 9 million child marriages by 2026.
About Save the Children International
Save the Children was the first global organization established about 100 years ago. The organization is devoted solely to serving children’s needs and securing their rights.
The organization was founded after the end of the First World War in 1919. It was launched to end children’s suffering across war-torn Europe.
Moreover, it aims to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.