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Early Marriage in Turkey

TAKING A STAND CHILD BRIDES IN TURKEY In Turkey, the legal age for marriage is 18. However, around the country, girls are being forced into marriage at a young age, diminishing their chances of a bright future. Turkish Philan thropy Funds is working with NGO partners on the ground to TAKE A STAND and put an end to child brides in Turkey. 40% 56% uneducated 2x total Turkey's national average of female high school dropouts. Early marriage is seen more in families with a low education level. Girls from poor families are nearly twice as likely to marry before 18 as girls from wealthier families. The percentage of Turkish women between 15 and 49 years of age that were married by their 18th birthday. Economic Independence Education Awareness LET SEDUCATE OUR GIRLS LET'S GET THEM JOBS LET'S SPREAD THE WORD TAKING ACTION ZERO 80% 60% The number of child brides 80 percent of seasonal agricultural workers got married under the age of 18. of girls who attend sessions of violence against women, END violence in the home with a high school diploma. Imagine the possibilities by just keeping girls in school. TEACHING THE GIRLS SKILLSTRAINING EDUCATING FAMILIES TPF funds scholarship programs to provide disadvan taged young women with the opportunity to learn and study at the university level TPF works with NGOS in Turkey that provide skills training as to provide young women with the economic independence they need to succeed TPF partners hold informational sessions on human rights abuses and women's rights. They educate men and women, alike TPF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS Education (52%) O Awareness (21%) O Job Skills (28%) O 15 projects and counting... Donate Start a Campaign TURKISH PHILANTHROPY FUNDS

Early Marriage in Turkey

shared by tphilanthropy on Mar 08
This year, we are highlighting the issue of early marriage in Turkey and how we are working with our partners to end it. In Turkey, 40% of girls under the age of 18 are forced into marriage for cultur...


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