Ending Child Marriage
Unless we act now, over the next couple of years, more than 14 million girls aged under 18 will be married every year, approximately 39,000 each day and about 1 in 9 will be married before the age of 15.
Early marriage diminishes girls chances at education, result in poor health and limits participation in decision-making. Aside contracting dreadful diseases like HIV, it often leads to death during pregnancy and giving birth. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Through community- driven initiatives that work in local contexts, we work with local community groups comprised of girls, boys, parents, together with community and religious leaders in finding lasting solution to this problem.
We also strive to change the perception of early marriage at the local, national, and global levels, through passing laws to protect girls and prevent child marriage, and implementing the existing law against child marriage.