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.
World Vision’s child marriage report compiles data from four unique contexts and explores the harms of child marriage and what it will take to end it.
These three girls in Afghanistan are choosing to stay in school instead of getting married, but that choice isn’t an easy one.
“I am here to show my determination to work together in ending child marriage and all forms of violence against girls.”
Girls and women around the world are advocating against child marriage so they can go to school and pursue their dreams. Learn the facts on early marriage.
“I have increased my self-esteem, my awareness, and now I can support other women that are living in the same conditions of violence…”
Here I want to say that everyone is equal; girls and boys are the same. I firmly believe that we, the girls, can equally contribute to society…
While our team helped shape this trafficking legislation through interactions with Congress, advocates who supported the bill also played a vital role.