ICRW has been busy since our last update. Gillian Gaynair wrote about her experience meeting child brides in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This blog was featured in the Huffington Post as part of their #GivingTuesday series.
Jennifer Abrahamson visited Haryana, India where ICRW is evaluating a government program that encourages families to keep their daughters in school instead of marrying them early. After her visit, Jennifer wrote about Savita Singh, an 18-year-old school girl who has dreams of working in the police force. Read more about Savita and her family on Too Young To Wed—a multimedia partnership between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and premier photo agency VII. Her next story in the series will be posted on the ONE Campaign and ICRW'ssites soon.
As you can see, your backing is helping us raise awareness on child marriage. We thank you again for your generous gifts and can't wait to share more stories soon!
Since our last project update, we partnered with 10x10 to produce a video on child brides in Ethiopia. We are also involved in the first ever #GivingTuesday—which takes place on Tuesday, November 27. #GivingTuesday is a movement intended to open the holiday season on a philanthropic note. For #GivingTuesday, we are asking our supporters to watch the video and show it to your friends and families. If could you could go a step further and share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or blogs that would be even more awesome! Our goal is to have 10,000 views by #GivingTuesday.
Thanks so much again for your generosity. We look forward to sharing more stories like this with you in the near future.
We did it! Thanks to you and 74 donors just like you, ICRW’s Give Voice to Child Marriage project permanently secured a spot on GlobalGiving’s website. In just 30 days, you contributed more than $5,000. Your generosity will help us tell the stories of young brides across the world and showcase efforts to support married girls as well as to end child marriage.
This fall, we plan to launch a series of stories on child brides in Ethiopia on icrw.org. Your contributions to GlobalGiving will help us create a dynamic multimedia package of stories, slideshows, videos and social media. This online series will reach a wide audience and help mobilize the public to join our campaign to end child marriage.
Let's continue to work together to bring girls’ voices to the forefront. We thank you again for your support!
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