Child marriage

5 ways to end child marriage

Desiree Buitenbos | 4 months ago

It’s every girl’s right to choose if, who and when they marry. Yet globally, 41,000 girls are forced into child marriage every day. Early, forced and child marriage is a complex global issue that affects both boys and girls.  However, [...] Read more »

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5 myths about child marriage

Emma Hamilton-Clark | 5 months ago

Child, early and forced marriage is a harmful practice that disproportionately affects girls. Every year, 15 million girls are forced into early marriage. Imagine: that’s 1 every 2 seconds. Early marriage denies girls their childhood, limits their access to education [...] Read more »

Timotea doing her homework

Clearing the path to girls’ education in Guatemala

Desiree Buitenbos | 7 months 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 »

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How education protects girls from child marriage

Lisa | 1 year 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 »