End Early and Forced Marriage of Girls in Cameroon

by International Women's Health Coalition
Dec 11, 2012

From Girls and Women in Cameroon - Thank You!

Thanks to your generosity, your commitment to end child marriage, and your passion for women and girls’ health and human rights...We raised $6,305 for our partner APAD!

Much of these funds were received during last month’s Girl Effect Challenge because you responded to the urgent need and you spread the word. Thank you!

APAD empowers survivors of early and forced marriage, and educates communities about the intrinsic human rights of girls. Your donations empower APAD in the new year to:

  • Hold bi-monthly educational discussions in rural and urban areas with women and girls aged 12-30 on the benefits of educating a girl, building strong mother-daughter relationships, and the consequences of human rights abuses.
  • Reach an estimated 8,000 adults and young people about the harmful consequences of early and forced marriage through radio interviews, public service announcements, pamphlets and ads.
  • Train 32 survivors of child marriage in sewing and embroidery, and teach them to read and write. 
  • Prevent at least 10 cases of child marriage through direct intervention with the families.

With 10 million girls around the world under the age of 18 entering into early and forced marriage every year, we need groups like APAD and supporters like you to help end this harmful practice.

Thank you again for your generous gift!

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Organization Information

International Women's Health Coalition

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.iwhc.org/​
International Women's Health Coalition
Project Leader:
Anais Rivera
New York, NY United States

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