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Chloe White
Chloe White Campaign leader

This article shows that the consequences of having sexual intercourse at a young age can cause death while giving childbirth or from…Read More

Wed at 10. A mother at 13. Widowed by 14: A child bride tells her tale

Mail Online
'I was playing outside when my mother told me I would marry': Ethiopian child bride - wed at 10 and pregnant at 13 - on the moment her world changed forever Alemtsahye Gebrekidan was 10 when she married a boy of 16She later became pregnant and gave birth to her son at the age of 13Her husband was killed fighting in Ethiopia's civil war when she…Read More
Chloe White
Chloe White Campaign leader

This article shows that some girls are able to avoid child marriage even though their parents want them to marry young. Reading this…Read More

I believe I can: Laxmi's story, India - Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides
Laxmi’s story was kindly shared by our member Women Win. In the beginning, Laxmi didn’t have any support to follow her dream to become an athlete. “In my community, after you turn 12 you get married. Girls are for making children and housework only. Neither my family nor my community supported me, because I am a girl. But I wanted to play…Read More
Chloe White
Chloe White Campaign leader

This article shows that even though child marriage is a violation of human rights, there are reasons why it happens. Many factors interact…Read More

UNICEF STATISTICS

Marriage before the age of 18 is a fundamental violation of human rights. Yet among women aged 20 to 24 worldwide, about one in four were child brides.  Many factors interact to place a girl at risk of marriage, including poverty, the perception that marriage will provide ‘protection’, family honour, social norms, customary or religious laws that…Read More
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