Demand an End to Forced Marriage
Campaign Update:

COVID-19 Update: We are concerned that the number of girls forced into marriage will increase as financial hardship progressively worsens for families, putting young girls already at risk of exploitation in an even more vulnerable position. The recent spike in domestic violence as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns may also put young girls in forced marriages at risk of enduring heightened levels of abuse. Your action is needed. 

Join the Fight against Forced Child Marriage

Every three seconds, a child becomes a victim of marriage.1 This egregious child rights violation robs millions of their childhoods, substituting a life of misery and hardship.

Girls like Maria*, who at 13 was forced to become the sixth wife of a 70-year-old man. When she resisted, her father told her: “If you don’t go to join your husband, I will kill you.”2

Join our movement to end forced child marriage and help girls like Maria.

Right now world leaders, government officials and civil society can make ending forced marriage a priority. Sustainable Development Goal 5.3 has put ending forced marriage on the global agenda and with our support for this goal we can help change the lives of girls like Maria for the better.

But we need people like you to help push governments and civil society to make ending this abhorrent practice a priority.

Case by case, country by country, we will push lawmakers and politicians to protect children from this abhorrent practice.

Want to know more about forced child marriage around the world – check out our blog here!

Dec 13, 2013 Campaign Launches

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anu pande
anu pande

18 or 21 depending on education also mental health also famiial behaviours and societal norms – not before please.. anotehr form of prison reform if you wish 🙂 domestic included here – servitude either sex.. bye

vajinder khurana
vajinder khurana

Child marriage is a curse and black spot on the society and MUST be finished at all costs.
Any body indulging or encouraging it with any motive should be punished rigorously with imrisionment and fines.

Valerie Mallon
Valerie Mallon

IT’S DOWN TO THE AUTHORITIES- TO CHECKOUT EACH AND EVERY AVENUE – TO EDUCATE
THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER – AND TO BE CONFIDENT ABOUT WHAT’S RIGHT OR WRONG – DON’T BE BLINKERED – SPEAK-UP OR GET OUT OF THE JOB!!

Gerry
Gerry

Plus families killing girls and females who do not do what they are told, young girls bleed to death being forced to have sex with men.

Gerry
Gerry

A woman cannot marry 6 husbands, women are slaves in these religions. Cruel to these children shows they have no respect for any females.

HELP END FORCED MARRIAGE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

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I believe marriage should be a partnership between two consenting adults. That no man, woman or child should ever be forced into a marriage.

I pledge to fight against forced marriage, in all its forms and express my support for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5.3 to end this slavery practice by 2030.

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