International Women’s Day

I love the website Buzzfeed it is full of laughs, awes and actually inspiring stories! I was lucky enough to come across this story and the impact this should make……. it’s impressive

To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, the NGO “Catapult” redesigned the cover of three women’s magazines to highlight terrifying human rights violations against women and girls worldwide.

The result is pretty jarring:

This year, 14 million girls – some as young as eight years old – will be married against their will.

An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked into slavery each year. 80% are girls.

In New York City, the average age at which a girl first becomes a victim of commercial sexual exploitation is 13.

According to …

Investing in equality for girls and women is key to ending global poverty.

Yet only 7% of all U.S. foundation funds go to girls and women. Only 2% of every development dollar goes to adolescent girls. And 1 in 5 girls’ and women’s rights organizations are in danger of closing.

What can we do?? Click on this site HERE and learn more about Catapult, International Women’s Day as well as what you can do to help.

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