International Women’s Day “Cover Stories” Highlight Troubling Reality For Girls Around The Globe

March is Women’s History Month and tomorrow is International Women’s Day, which is marked by a variety of global projects dedicated to improving and celebrating the lives of women and girls around the world.

In the US, International Women’s Day has evolved to include coupons and discounts from retailers, fancy wine dinners, and fundraisers for organizations like Planned Parenthood. One campaign, though, is working to highlight the more serious issues impacting young women across the globe.

In a series of “Cover Stories,” a social activism site called Catapult shares the traumatic stories of child brides, domestic slaves, and sex trafficking in a very jarring way — through fake magazine covers. According to Catapult, “only 7 percent of all U.S. foundation funds go to girls and women. Only 2 percent of every development dollar goes to adolescent girls. Investing in equality for girls and women is key to ending global poverty.”

Beside each image, there’s a call to action that encourages viewers to donate directly to causes that impact girls and women. Unlike other sites, 100 percent of donations go directly to the projects you’re supporting, meaning that your funds aren’t going to credit card companies or massive administration fees. Check out these cover stories, then use the Catapult search to find a project you want to support in celebration of International Women’s Day.