“Vows of Poverty” report identifies countries where more girls marry before age 18 than enroll in secondary school; CARE calls for greater support of adolescent girls to mark International Day of the Girl.
As part of the ENSURE project [Enhancing Nutrition, Scaling Up Resilience and Enterprise], funded by USAID's Food For Peace Program, CARE works with World Vision in Zimbabwe to improve nutrition, market access, and resilience for women in 3 districts.
Boys married as young as 7 suffer trauma, now growing into key allies against child marriage.
Mathura Dhobi remembers his wedding day as a joyous, festive occasion. A band was playing. Everyone was dancing.
Mathura sat on a wooden stool during the ceremony, next to his bride, who was wearing a yellow sari. He’s not sure what they said to each other, if anything.
Honoring the progress of women around the world, advocating for women’s rights.
WASHINGTON (March 3, 2015) — More than 50 years after former President John F.