Alvogen is proud to announce that it is supporting a fundraising campaign named "Girls, not Brides" run by UN Women, aimed at ending forced child marriage in Malawi. We are sponsoring the campaign with donations from our global corporate social responsibility program ‘Better Planet’.
Child brides face huge challenges due to their situation. They are deprived of their fundamental rights to health care and education. With few economic opportunities, they and their families are more likely to stay trapped in the cycle of poverty.
One out of two Malawian girls will be married by the time they are 18
20 - 30% of all maternal deaths in Malawi are adolescent girls
1 in 5 women in Malawi has been sexually abused before the age of 18
UN Women works towards ending forced child marriage in countries all over the world by:
- Making its negative impact clear to the public
- Investing in education for girls