This is the fifth post in my ‘Peace Poems’ series; be sure to click through to the Category to see the rest of the posts.
Forget Not Yet – Thomas Wyatt
Today’s charity is called Girls not Brides. Maybe this one’s self explanatory – but this is an international partnership devoted to ending child marriage, so that girls can reach their full potential. Over 700 million women alive today were married as children. That’s a lot of people.
And this isn’t only about the emotional maturity of the girls; if they are forced into marriage too early, their bodies aren’t ready to cope with the stress of pregnancy, and they are far more likely to suffer complications.
So here’s where organisations like Girls not Brides come in. These people are empowering girls, giving them the knowledge and the skills to exercise their rights, and to forge their own place in their communities. They educate and support young people so that this vicious pattern of premature marriages can end.
And if you think this is something you could get behind, this page will give you more information on how you can join in with campaigning and fundraising.
Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day! I’ll see you tomorrow for the next Peace Poems instalment.