Every minute, 23 girls under the age of 18 get married in the world. Over the year, 12 million girls are married too soon, jeopardizing their well-being and personal development.
The Global Programme to End Child Marriage works in 12 countries, where it brings together governments, civil society, families and young people in a collective effort to prevent girls from marrying too young and support those already married.
In Zonta’s first year of support, the Global Programme achieved the following results:
· Nearly 3 million adolescent girls were empowered through life skills education and training, far exceeding the goal of 1.4 million.
· 77% of girls enrolled in these programs transitioned from primary to lower secondary school, compared to just 59.8% who made the same transition in 2017.