- Up to 1 in 3 women report having experienced physical and or sexual abuse in their lifetime.
- Birth certificates can help protect children from human trafficking, child labor, early marriage, and underage conscription into armed forces, but roughly 33 percent of children under age 5 do not have one.
- Millions of children – most of them girls – are enslaved in the global sex trade today.
- Research shows that societies with great gender equality experience faster economic growth, better outcomes for children, and more representative government institutions.
- Petition for change through the #GirlsCountAct for birth certificates.
- Research women's rights issues and share your findings with the hashtag, #dayofthegirl.
- Forgo a family trip to the movies for a $35 contribution to sex trafficking recovery programs.
- Explore donation options for girls and women through the World Vision Gift Catalog that encourage societal change, such as providing a bicycle for a girl to help her get to school each morning.
Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has given people the opportunity to better the lives of children, adults and communities in the U.S. and around the world through hundreds of gifts in all different areas of need: clean water, food, education, sexual exploitation, job training, and others. In fiscal year 2014, more than 139,000 donors purchased more than 409,000 items from the Gift Catalog that helped more than 800,000 people around the world. To order from World Vision's Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call toll-free at 855-WV-GIFTS. Want to see where your dollars go? Watch how the Gift Catalog works on YouTube.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit www.WorldVision.org/press or on Twitter @WorldVisionNews.
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