It is with profound sadness that we can confirm three Save the Children staff members were killed earlier today in an attack on our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
While the law gives parents the right of consent on child marriages, children have no say in the matter. This leaves them vulnerable to decisions usually based on financial gain for the parents.
Girls who receive a quality education are more likely to lead healthy lives, yet on International Day of the Girl on October 11, more than 130 million girls worldwide aren’t in school.
Save the Children South Africa’s Girl Champion, Motshedisi Likate (Tshidi), will call on world leaders to invest in the economic emancipation of young girls at the United Nations (UN) next week.