Demand an End to Forced Marriage

Join the Fight against Forced Child Marriage

Every two seconds, a child becomes a victim of forced 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!

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87 Comments on "Join the fight against forced child marriage"

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Tomás Jiménez

Girls have the right to decide for their own on which is going to be their husbands, if they want a husband!

Angelo Fornaro

Posso essere solo orgoglioso di tutti voi. Xtutto ciò che fate.


Disgraceful that it was allowed. Glad its been stopped.

Suleiman Aijayusi

There is no “one best way” of fighting forced marriages of young girls, nevertheless,and in order to make the world better,fairer place, and to give young girls the opportunity to be all that they can be,we have to put enough efforts for youth -led development .

Kristine Blake

Its horrible that this has gone on as long as it has.

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Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 700 civil society organisations from over 85 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfill their potential.

Members are based throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. We share the conviction that every girl has the right to lead the life that she chooses and that, by ending child marriage, we can achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for all.

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