Child Marriage

Divorced at 17: Life as a Child Bride in Malawi

| Apr 20, 2018

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

| Apr 20, 2018

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!

| Apr 16, 2018

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

| Mar 26, 2018

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

| Mar 23, 2018

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!

| Dec 18, 2017

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!

| Jul 20, 2017

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 »

Empowering girls in Bangladesh to say “NO” to child marriage

| Jun 26, 2017

See how Plan International child sponsors are helping girls in Bangladesh avoid child marriage and decide their own futures. Read more »

Change is possible: Dominican Republic takes a huge step to end child marriage

| Jun 23, 2017

After a successful campaign supported by Plan International, the Dominican Republic is taking a huge step towards ending child marriage.  Read more »

5 ways to end child marriage

| May 15, 2017

Learn more about child marriage and see how Plan International is working around the world to empower girls and end this practice once and for all!  Read more »

5 myths about child marriage

Emma Hamilton-Clark

Child marriage is a global issue impacting the lives of millions of girls every day. Get the facts on child marriage as we dispel these 5 common myths. Read more »

A historic victory: How empowered youth ended child marriage in Malawi

See how youth supported by Plan International secured a historic amendment to Malawi’s constitution that outlaws child marriage once and for all.  Read more »