Ending Child Marriage

Why I prioritize child marriage?

Child marriage is a human rights violation. It prevents more than 10 million girls a year from being able to reach their full potential and makes it harder for families, communities, and countries to escape poverty. Child brides are more likely to drop out of school, contract HIV, experience domestic violence and die in child birth. This needs action and investment to reach vulnerable girls in developing countries as quickly as possible. Ethiopia as one of the 25 worst countries in child marriage, is currently implementing a programme to end this, receiving financial support from the UK government through DFID. This programme aims to eradicate child marriage in Amhara region of Ethiopia by 2030, and in the short term (by 2016), to delay marriages of 200,000 girls through a comprehensive and combined approaches focused on behavioral change for the wider community, girls schooling, capacity building of government agencies and economic empowerment to the families.  We can work together to end child marriage!

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