Zoë M, Esther W, Adriana ES, Kamila C
Our purpose for creating this website is to bring awareness to child marriages and how we can put an end to them. "Girls Not Brides" is an organization dedicated to protecting and stopping young girls from early marriage. This website contains a simulation, articles, and a donation page.
Child marriage is an ongoing issue, especially in India, which was our focus with this website. Despite attempts by India’s officials and authorities to outlaw child marriage and relations with child brides, child marriage still occurs. India’s efforts to decrease rates of child marriage have had only little effect. If we don’t hurry to bring down adolescent marriage, the impact could have drastic effects by 2050. The majority of young girls who are married are under the age of 15, which is the main reason for having a weak economic status. This website aims to help raise money to help prevent more marriages like this from happening and to secure a girl’s chance of living a happy life.
We addressed the issue by creating a website for users to gain knowledge easily about the issue and help fight against it. This website contains lots of sources to read and watch, as well as a simulation to put yourself in a situation as a witness to child marriage and see how your actions impact positively or negatively.
A technical problem that we faced was getting GitHub to work with the correct versions. We kept overriding each other's work and would lose progress. We overcame this by constantly trying different ways to learn how to use it correctly and were eventually able to successfully push and pull files to bring the whole website together.