Join the Fight against Forced Child Marriage

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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!

Chip in and help end modern slavery once and for all.

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This needs to be rapidly addressed. Is the US so backward

John Bedigan
John Bedigan

Civilized nations ? Time the so-called ‘Christian’ Right got its act together and became the militant Jesus driving the exploiters out of the Temple. There seems no voice of dissent among this lot. And I’m a Christian believing in the Jesus who stood with all who are oppressed.

Alan O`Brien

Absolutely appalling with out doubt, absolutely appalling. As the saying goes, ” The Land of the Free is a bad place to be “. Sheer hell for children. This and the GUN crimes are akin to something the devil has written. The USA is as uncivilised as Africa, The Middle East and it`s child brides.


Having watched Plan UK’s video, I think education of the older generations is a very important step. The women need to educate their husbands and sons as to the impact this practice has on girls.


Carrot and stick frequently work along with meaningful education. In the last analysis, enforced castration of anyone, male or female, involved in this evil practice, or would that place us back in the Stone Age ourselves? Dunno, might work with rapists too!


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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 Sustainable Development Goal 5.3 to end this slavery practice by 2030.

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