Today is the first International Day of the Girl Child to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world.There are 250 million girls living poverty in the developing world. By giving girls greater choice and control over the decisions that affect them, we can help to break the cycle of poverty between one generation and the next.

The focus of the first International Day of the Girl is child marriage. Every three seconds a girl in the poorest part of the world is forced to marry against her will.

Educated girls are more likely to marry later, be able to choose when and how many children they have and earn higher incomes.

We look forward to sharing some reports and stories from the girls we work with Kampala about what they are doing today soon.

This is Fiona Nakazwe who just returned to school because of awamu…you will be hearing more from Fiona soon

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