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

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.

"Child Marriage Free" in Bangladesh

"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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