Grant Amount: $50,000
Grantee Website: www.tooyoungtowed.org/main/index
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Gender Equality, Health
Mission of Too Young To Wed
Too Young to Wed’s mission is to empower girls and end child marriage globally
By informing girls and families of their rights, providing access to education, financial inclusion, and mentorship, this project will reduce the occurrence of child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) while increasing school attendance and literacy.
Why We Love This Project
Too Young to Wed’s Butterfly Project focuses on reducing gender disparity among historically excluded girls who are at risk of child marriage, FGM/C and other harmful practices. They achieve this by increasing school attendance and literacy, delaying marriage, informing girls and families of their rights, and providing support and access to education, financial inclusion, safe spaces, mentors, and leadership opportunities.