AND CHILD MARRIAGE
AND FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY
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240 million girls around the world live under the threat of violence and a lack of opportunities.
Kim, Mireille, Michel Ange and Sima, are four girls from different countries who are going to tell you how education has transformed their lives.
Do you want to meet them?
Kim lives in Totonicapán, Guatemala, and is Kʼicheʼ, one of the Maya peoples.
She had to drop out of school to work when she was 12 years old. With the support of her mother, she finally managed to get back to school at the age of 17.
The Mayan hummingbird symbolises Kim's determination to pursue her dreams.
When Mireille was very young, there was war in Rwanda.
She fled from one country to another for 6 years, losing all of her family members during the journey.
Her life changed when she arrived in Malawi with her grandfather. There, she studied in a JRS school and earned a scholarship to go to China.
Now she is a doctor in a very important hospital.
MORE THAN 35 MILLION GIRLS AND WOMEN ARE REFUGEES OR DISPLACED
Half of the refugees in the world are boys, girls, and youth who are victims of conflict, such as people displaced due to the consequences of climate change.
To be a girl refugee increases the risk to suffer sexual violence, child marriage, early and forced, and to stop going to school.
3 MILLION GIRLS ARE MUTILATED EVERY YEAR
This practice, found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, some countries in the Middle East, and Indonesia, is based upon traditions and religious beliefs related to marriage.
Genital mutilation. Genital mutilation is a serious health risk and an affront to the fundamental human rights of girls.
240 MILLION GIRLS IN THE WORLD SUFFER FROM VIOLENCE.
The violence against girls multiply during crises and get worse when they have functional diversity.
These girls are excluded from school, are victims of violence, lose life opportunities, confidence, health, and either abandon or never go to school.
A tour of all the countries where Entreculturas promotes safe schools and communities, to guarantee and protect the rights of girls.
Make the world go round to see each of the projects of The Light of Girls.
If you want to know more, visit the web page of The Light of Girls