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Express and create awareness about the issue. We can prevent child marriage by empowering girls.

This pledge closed about 4 years ago

How this will help

Child marriage is very common in some parts of the world and girls who get married at a very young age are deprived of getting education. The United Nations is warning that millions more young girls are destined to become child brides, saying if current trends hold many will be under the age of 15. United Nations is predicting that 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020. That is more than 14 million girls a year it says will marry too young – some 39,000 each and every day. Furthermore, it is warning that of these, 50 million will be under the age of 15. We must stop this. Educate our self of this horrible act. We need good knowledge about it before we can raise awareness of it.This challenge is global in scale, but by creating awareness and political will it is solvable. We can prevent child marriage by empowering girls to have a longer, safer and more fulfilling childhood.

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