As we are about to step into 2024, we want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible achievements and milestones that Global Hope 365 and our dedicated supporters reached in 2023. It's a year that we will remember as we have made remarkable progress in our mission to end Child Marriage under 18, without exceptions. Thanks to your unwavering support and dedication, we've made significant strides towards a brighter future for countless young lives.
A Resounding Success: 13 Cities Say No to Child Marriage
In 2023, we witnessed a groundswell of support for our cause as 13 out of 34 cities in Orange County and Culver City passed our resolution to "End Child Marriage under 18, no Exceptions." This is a significant step toward creating a safer and more equitable future for young girls, protecting them from early and forced marriages.
Making Our Voices Heard: 9,179 Digital Letters and Cards
Your advocacy played a pivotal role in making change happen. A total of 9,179 digital letters and cards were sent to elected officials, amplifying our message and urging them to take action to end Child Marriage under 18, with no exceptions. These digital communications served as a powerful tool in our collective efforts to protect vulnerable children.
Engaging with Communities: Touching 717,138 Lives
Global Hope 365's "Raising Awareness, Saving Lives (c)" campaign continued to be a driving force for change. In 2023, our dedicated team personally interacted with 717,138 citizens nationwide. These interactions helped spread awareness, garner support, and open dialogues about the urgent need to end Child Marriage, not just in our local communities but across the country.
Testifying for Change: Making Waves in 7 States
Our founder and passionate advocates did not rest in 2023. They tirelessly testified before legislative bodies in seven states, advocating for an end to child marriage under 18, without exceptions. These states included New Hampshire, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Kansas, New York, and Alaska. These efforts are instrumental in pushing for legislative change that will protect the rights and well-being of children.
A Heartfelt Thank You
None of these remarkable achievements would have been possible without the unwavering support and encouragement of each and every one of you. Your dedication to our cause, your voices echoing through digital letters and cards, your engagement with our campaign, and your commitment to a better future for children have all been the driving force behind these accomplishments.
We are filled with hope and determination as we look forward to the challenges and opportunities that 2024 will bring. We invite you to explore our website for a comprehensive overview of all the outstanding achievements in 2023 and to join us by getting involved in continuing this vital work to end Child Marriage under 18, without exceptions, human trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence.
Together, we can create a world where every child can dream, thrive, and grow without the shadow of child marriage looming over their future. Thank you for being a part of Global Hope 365's incredible journey and helping us make a difference in the lives of countless children.