Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Large Donation to Reduce Child Marriage

From Philanthropy Today:

The Kendeda Fund, an environmental-sustainability charity that last year broadened its agenda to include girls’ rights, has pledged $23-million to two aid groups working on reducing forced child marriage in south Asia, The Guardian writes.

The American Jewish World Service will get $15.3-million from the fund for programs in India, while Care USA will receive $7.7-million and focus on Nepal and Bangladesh. Despite laws against child marriage, more than half of girls in each of the three countries are brides by the time they turn 18.

Both charities will use the money to support efforts by local nonprofit organizations to reduce child marriage.

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