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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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Child marriage stories
In her own words, our new Celebrated Ambassador shares her experiences and insights about living as a child bride in a forced marriage in Canada. Read more »
Child marriage increases the risk of violence, illness and even death for girls. See 4 of the serious health consequences of child marriage. Read more »
At 12, Yekaba almost married a stranger nearly twice her age. But she knew her rights to say "no" to child marriage. Find out how she stopped her weddding. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
See how Plan International is leading the movement to end child marriage in Guatemala, supporting girls to petition government and change marriage laws. Read more »
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