"Restavek" And Other Girls' Stories
An 8 year old girl wakes up at 4 am every morning to peel plantains. She cleans her godmother's house, and is sent to the market to gather the goods needed for the day. She has dreams of becoming a nurse, yet has never attended school.
Watch Farrah's story, & others
Girls in Afghanistan Need Our Help
Imagine growing up as a girl in a society where women are repressed; seeing women beaten in the street for laughing too loudly; watching women struggle through illness alone, afraid to go to a hospital. Imagine not even being allowed to go to school. This was reality under the Taliban in Afghanistan; even today, many girls live in fear.
But that's starting to change. Better still, girls are starting to come back to school - and we can help them.Learn How »