Protecting the rights of adolescent girls, keeping them safe from harm, giving them access to a quality education and delaying marriage and childbirth means they can break the cycle of poverty to look forward to a brighter future. The kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan reminds us that now is the time to act.
For many girls, adolescence brings an increased threat of abuse or violence and a denial of rights and choices, meaning they are often invisible in global and national processes attempting to end poverty.
Our Only World is a UK Registered Charity based in Cornwall. Their mission is to inspire and raise awareness of the fight against marine plastic pollution and its effect on our only world. Their first project is the manufacture of a water refill station. They have been awarded funding from Cornwall Council to site 15 units along the Cornish coastline from Penzance to Saltash. They have started work and are collaborating with communities about installation!