Dec 14, 2011 15:35 GMT On the day the UK government is focusing on tackling domestic abuse – including forced marriage – Plan is launching the first-ever national education resource dedicated to the issue. We are providing thousands of secondary schools with a ground-breaking animated film and learning plan: ‘The Right to Say No’.
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Oct 05, 2011 12:27 BST Coaxed and coerced, every year early and forced marriage directly affects 10 million girls under the age of 18. This is the equivalent of a girl becoming a child bride every three seconds. For the girl, early and forced marriage is a brutal transition from childhood to adulthood that all too often harms her education and health.
Oct 10, 2011 12:23 BST Take the vow. So girls can say “no” to marriage Noha is 14. She’s about to marry a man twice her age. And she’s just one of 10 million girls who’ll be married either too young, or against their will this year – some as young as five years old. This can end their chance of going to school and shorten their lives by leaving them more vulnerable to violence, HIV and death in childbirth.