MTBA in Pakistan launches stop child abuse campaign Did you know that Pakistan ranks 6th in the world, with 1.9 million child brides? What does the life of a married girl child look like? She is isolated from her friends and family and she misses out on school. More girls than boys are out of
Zione Chiya, Guruguru village Malawi ‘I have seen so much change as girls now have become more ambitious as back then all they wanted to be was a mother and a wife’. Zione grew up in a family where her father has two wives. She has 12 siblings. She goes to Maula
Pryia, Bagri village of Tonk District, Rajasthan I am accumulating additional skills and saving money. Soon, I will open my own tailoring shop and employ others.” Priya, 19 years old girl, lives in Bagri village of Tonk District, Rajasthan with her parents, grandparents and her younger brother. Her father is the sole breadwinner
Sumaira Atta, GALS Champion “These little victories can mean everything for a girl’s life and ultimately an entire family’s; knowing this is enough to keep us motivated to work toward social change in our community every single day” Sumaira Atta, 16, quit her education after high school because according to her community,
Shalini Sahu, Women Deliver Conference “Shalini is a 24 year old young changemaker from India who got the chance to represent the issues of many young girls in India at the prestigious Women’s Deliver Conference 2019, due to a joint effort of Save the Children and the More Than Brides Alliance. Read her
Mchinji, Malawi “When our facilitator told us that as a group we can start bank mkhonde – Village Savings Loans Association- and start getting loans for small scale businesses I saw that as an opportunity to change my life forever…” Idah Thawale is an 18-year-old girl from Chikondi Girls club in Zulu
Farhana Tuniuo, Pakistan “I had lost all hope and was about to drop out of school when I heard of the GALS (Gender Action Learning System) training. I thought it was a chance to turn my life around so I stepped out of my village for the first time ever to
Saira is a fifteen-year-old girl who belongs to a very poor and religious family in District Muzaffargarh, South Punjab. In her hometown, girls are often married before they reach their sixteenth birthday as many people in her community view child marriage as a way out of poverty and insecurity.