Child marriage

Timotea doing her homework

Clearing the path to girls’ education in Guatemala

Desiree Buitenbos | 5 days ago

Every day, girls face unique barriers that prevent them from gaining an education, and building the skills they need to create a brighter future. And for indigenous girls like 14-year-old Timotea from Guatemala, the struggle is even worse as additional prejudices [...] Read more »

Girls holding books on their head.

How education protects girls from child marriage

Lisa | 8 months ago

Child, early and forced marriage is a global issue that disproportionately affects girls. Current estimates reveal approximately 15 million girls are married before the age of 18 every year. That basically means that every 2 seconds, a girl under the [...] Read more »

A child bride.

A bride at 16: The reality of child marriage

Guest blogger | 10 months ago

Child, early and forced marriage is a complex issue. It’s not specific to one culture, religion or belief. It’s a global problem, disproportionately affecting girls with approximately 15 million girls married before the age of 18 every year.  This practice [...] Read more »

3 young women.

Meet 3 girls who refused child marriage

Lisa | 11 months ago

Did you know? The number of girls forced into early marriage every year would make up almost half the entire population of Canada. Child marriage violates the rights of 15 million girls ever year – forcing them to lose out [...] Read more »