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Plan launches groundbreaking lesson resource on early/forced marriage to UK schools

News   •   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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CHILD BRIDES - a rights violation 54 leaders can't ignore

Blog posts   •   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.

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"Child Marriage Free" in Bangladesh

Blog posts   •   Aug 12, 2011 11:40 BST

Our Campaigns Officer Naomi Williams, saw these words on a school wall poster just outside Bangladesh’s sprawling capital of Dhaka. 14 year old Fatima is proudly showing me this poster, explaining how she has worked hard towards achieving this powerful declaration.

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TAKE THE VOW SO GIRLS CAN SAY NO TO EARLY/FORCED MARRIAGE

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2011 11:27 BST

Plan UK is campaigning to end child marriage and the practice of girls being forced to marry young. The charity works with young people, communities and religious leaders on this issue across the developing world. The action is already being supported by Mumsnet's Justine Roberts, Eliza Doolittle, Jameela Jamil and Dr Miriam Stoppard to name a few.

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FORCED MARRIAGE SURVIVOR LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN ON CHILD BRIDES

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2011 10:53 BST

A COURAGEOUS activist is launching a new campaign to end the forced marriage of girls in the world’s poorest countries.

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About Take the Vow - Because I am a Girl

Because I am a Girl is a global campaign in support of girls’ education. The campaign aims to ensure millions more girls in the world’s poorest countries can access a quality education.

Plan works for children and their communities to help realise children’s rights. We work across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, child participation, economic security and water and sanitation.

Plan UK focus on the promotion of the rights of adolescent girls and responding to and preparing for disasters worldwide.

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