Child marriage ends childhood. It negatively influences children’s rights to education, health and protection. These consequences impact not just the girl directly, but also her family and community. A girl who is married as a child is more likely to be out of school and not earn money and contribute to the community.
Child marriage is rooted in gender inequality and the belief that girls and women are inferior to boys and men. It is made worse by poverty, lack of education, harmful social norms and practices, and insecurity. Its drivers vary between communities and it looks different across the world.
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Organizing joint events give members an opportunity to share best practices and network with each other for further learning and sharing.
Important and simple actions against child marriage
- Report any child marriage happening around you to the proper authorities.
- Educate your friends, family and community about why child marriage is harmful.
- Promise to never be a part of any event that promotes child marriage.
Every one can do something to End Child Marriage. Let’s give Power To Girls