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An Unhappy Wedding

Child Bride in Niger. Photo: World Vision

Earlier this month, Women of Vision director Cindy Breilh shared a story of a child marriage she witnessed while traveling in Ethiopia this year with the Charlotte chapter of Women of Vision. The idea of a child marrying before she’s ready is heartbreaking, often sold or raped for marriage and seen as property. In such a broken world, Women of Vision seeks to be part of the solution. Writes Cindy:

Traveling with me on that trip to Ethiopia was a group of women, thoughtful, committed women who are passionate about changing the world by educating girls and helping them stay in school. They are part of a North Carolina chapter of Women of Vision, a volunteer program of World Vision, and they are committed to protecting and empowering girls in Ethiopia. They are indeed changing the world. We were with World Vision in Ethiopia to visit a school and education program that these volunteers helped support through fundraising. Even more important than the buildings, the program helps World Vision train female teachers to start girls’ clubs and after school tutorials to provide girls and boys a safe place to discuss this issue and seek solutions together.

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