Anuradha was only 13 years old and was studying in class eight when she was married off as a child bride. And only a year into marriage, she gave birth to her first child.
Up to 10 million more girls over the next decade are at risk of child marriage as a result of the pandemic. For the first time in almost 30 years, adolescent girls are more, not less, at risk of child marriage.
Written by Marta Galambos – a World Vision Strong Women Strong World NextGen leader and a graduate of civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University currently working in Colorado, USA. How can women and girls, in every society, participate effectively as full and equal members of their communities? I first became interested in this question as an undergraduate … Read More
Education is key to reducing child marriage: A girl’s risk of early marriage is reduced for every year she stays in school. Here’s why.
International Day of the Girl is October 11. We’re lifting up the voices of three girls who advocated for the rights of girls in their communities.
As COVID-19 threatens to raise child marriage rates, a young girl in Nepal uses new-found skills to create change for girls in her community.
Did you know that empowering women and girls to use their voices for change benefits the security of an entire nation and the world?
As war continues, child marriage in Syria is increasing. Some estimates show rates in 2017 were four times higher than they were before the crisis.
Women and girls face greater risk of violence during emergencies as harmful social norms intensify and women are further marginalized.
Naima overcame incredible challenges to become an educated woman, including abuse and child marriage. She worked to support her education and never gave up.