Child Marriage


Meet the activist who's stopped over a dozen child marriages

Kavita Dogra | Apr 25, 2019

Meet Shalini. A girls’ rights activist from India who stopped her own marriage at 17 and has prevented over a dozen child marriages in her community.

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Forced to marry a stranger: a child bride shares her story

Guest blogger | Apr 9, 2019

At age 14, Sharina was forced to marry a man she had never met before. Now, she's sharing her personal story and warning against child marriage. Read more »

3 boys championing gender equality and girls’ rights!

Lisa | Mar 10, 2019

Meet 3 boys taking action to speak out against negative gender stereotypes and norms, and promoting equal rights in their communities around the world. Read more »

Why these 3 leaders are vowing to end child marriage

| Feb 27, 2019

Meet 3 bold and inspiring women from around the world and see why they will stop at nothing to end child marriage – for good. Read more »

How Staying in School Can Prevent Child Marriage: Monica’s Story

| Nov 2, 2018

Monica escaped being forced into marriage because of an ally at school and now she's determined to pursue her education and fight for girls' rights. Read more »

In her own words: A former child bride recounts her nightmare marriage

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At age 15, Latifa became a child bride to a man 20 years older than her. Now, she's sharing her personal story and warning against child marriage. Read more »

Divorced at 17: Life as a Child Bride in Malawi

Survivor of child marriage has a message for other girls in her community: Go to school! See how Dorothy is working to end child marriage in Malawi. Read more »

Ending child marriage in Mozambique: education is a powerful weapon

Nearly 50% of all girls in Mozambique are married before age 18. See how we're working to empower girls to decide their own futures through education. Read more »

Hirut was almost a child bride at 12 but she fought to stay in school and won!

Hirut escaped child marriage and now champions girls' rights. Her story is an example of how our work is helping change the story for girls in Ethiopia. Read more »

5 Surprising Reasons Why Child Marriage Happens

Millions of girls become child brides each year. There are many reasons why child marriage persists; here are some you may not have considered before. Read more »

The Kidnapped Child Brides of Vietnam

Hundreds of girls, as young as 13 are being kidnapped from Vietnam and sold as child brides in China. Here are some of their stories. Read more »

Ending Child Marriage in Latin America: this year’s 4 big wins!

Exciting gains were made in the fight to end child marriage in 2017. See how empowered girls are at the helm furthering girls' rights in their countries! Read more »

Girls in Honduras advocated to end child marriage and won!

See how Plan International supported girls campaigned to end child marriage in Honduras and won. There is now a full ban on marriage for children under 18. Read more »