With ongoing civil unrest, and a devastating hunger crisis, South Sudan is one of the world's most dangerous places for children.
South Sudan is one of the world's most dangerous places for children. Eight years of violent conflict is causing widespread destruction and death. Children and families are forced to flee their homes, many of them on the brink of starvation. The devastating hunger crisis puts millions at risk of famine. We urgently need your help to protect vulnerable children in South Sudan.
A monthly gift of $20, will provide $120 worth of life-changing support to children whose lives are on the line, thanks to our partnerships with other organisations.
Gender inequality and harmful cultural norms have resulted in 52% of girls in South Sudan being married before they are 18; 9% before they are 15.
Early marriage violates girls’ rights to health, education and future opportunities. It exposes girls to devastating violence and traps them in a cycle of poverty.
Once married, girls face intense social pressure to prove their fertility. Often married to older husbands, it can be extremely difficult for girls to assert their wishes, particularly when it comes to negotiating safe sexual practices and the use of family planning methods.
Together, with your support we can continue to partner with communities to break down ingrained beliefs and unequal systems that force women and girls into early marriage.
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