Nearly 3 million girls empowered to say no to child marriage

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.

To see more about the Global Programme’s impact, read the Ending Child Marriage 2018 Executive Summary and Annual Report.