#iCare about gender equality around the world

Add your voice to Y Care International’s #iCare campaign and make sure that young women like Sadia and Mitali are not left behind.

Sadia is an extraordinary young woman defying female stereotypes in Bangladesh. The struggle to find work is all too real for young people with big dreams. Young women like Sadia find it even harder.

  • Bangladesh has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world
  • Two-thirds of women and girls are married before the age of 18
  • 9 in 10 married women have reported that they have been abused by their husbands

The sad reality is that many women in Bangladesh are completely financially dependent on their husbands, excluded from making decisions in the home and denied access to work.

But not Sadia. Sadia is 26 and is not married.

Sadia took part in a training programme run by Y Care International in partnership with YWCA Bangladesh. The programme provides skills, business training, mentoring and educates the community so that women can build successful businesses and learn to express their rights!


By signing this petition, you’re saying #iCare about gender inequality around the world and support the work of Y Care International. Together we can raise awareness about female poverty and ensure that every young woman gets the skills, education and training they need to learn, grow and reach their full potential.

I want to be self-supported. I don’t need a husband, I can make my own money!” Sadia

Read about Mitali’s story here.

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