Empowered to live free of fear

Thank you, Australia! We began a movement to sponsor 1,000 girls by International Day of the Girl (11 October) - and generous Australians like you have helped us sponsor more than 1,462 girls all around the world (as well as 527 boys). An incredible result!

This isn’t the end of the movement, however. There are still millions of girls who need the help of people like you – and whenever you sponsor a girl through World Vision, you can help her live free of fear.

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The global situation for girls


million girls are involved in child labour


underage girls are married
off every minute


million girls under the age of 19 gave birth each year in developing countries

Every girl deserves to reach her potential

For girls in the developing world, gender equality isn’t just about glass ceilings. It’s about basic rights. 

Each year, millions of girls in poverty are kept out of school. Instead, many are forced to stay home and work, while others are made to marry and bear children before they are physically or emotionally ready.

It’s happening every minute – but you can help change this. When you sponsor a girl, you can give her the tools and resources to grow up free of fear.

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