You Can Protect Girls in Egypt!
In this tumultuous time in Egypt, girls are experiencing skyrocketing numbers of assaults, rapes, and harassments. The country’s new constitution sweeps away women’s rights and opens the way for girls as young as 13 to be legally married. Some traditional leaders have even indicated that marriage at the age of nine is acceptable! Can you imagine your daughter, your sister, your niece married at nine?
You can change the future of a girl in Egypt today. Your gift to help launch the Because I am a Girl project in Egypt has the power to stop injustices and protect girls like Yasmin.
Your gift of:
- $50 can protect a girl from the clutches of traffickers or the misery of child labor
- $100 can help to build a girls-only bathroom, providing the safety and privacy needed to keep adolescent girls in school
- $145 can help put an end to the dangerous traditional practice of female genital mutilation
- $295 can send a girl to school for a year, improving her prospects for the future and decreasing her chances of becoming a child bride
- $500 can protect 10 girls
- $1,499 can help bring clean water to a school, ending the need for girls to spend countless hours fetching water
Your voice and your generosity are what create change around the world.
Thanks to your generosity, eight major Because I am a Girl projects are already underway worldwide, providing over 100,000 girls with hope and promise for better futures. Your support today can get our ninth Because I am a Girl project started and transform even more lives. By giving girls the chance to go to school and protecting them from danger, you’ll deliver the most precious gifts of all to girls in Egypt: protection, hope, and opportunity.
On behalf of the girls, thank you!
Twelve year-old Yasmin had never been to school. Instead, she sold tea with her mother in the busy streets of Cairo, Egypt. One day, Yasmin and her friend Aya decided to walk through the narrow lanes to buy a cup of juice. When a man in a donkey cart offered them a ride, the tired girls agreed. But Aya became frightened and jumped off the cart, leaving Yasmin alone on a journey to a dark place with a strange man. When Yasmin returned hours later, bloodied and shaken, her mother knew instinctively what had happened. She also knew that her daughter’s life had been ruined, and that there would be no justice for the stranger who had raped her daughter.
Today, Yasmin is engaged to be married. It is hard to believe, but her mother is actually grateful to have found someone to marry her daughter and ensure that she will be cared for. Yasmin is 13.