“Vows of Poverty” report identifies countries where more girls marry before age 18 than enroll in secondary school; CARE calls for greater support of adolescent girls to mark International Day of the Girl.
Boys married as young as 7 suffer trauma, now growing into key allies against child marriage.
Mathura Dhobi remembers his wedding day as a joyous, festive occasion. A band was playing. Everyone was dancing.
Mathura sat on a wooden stool during the ceremony, next to his bride, who was wearing a yellow sari. He’s not sure what they said to each other, if anything.
In Nepal, boys as young as 7 are forced to marry.
Marrying off the young boys are common in poor, predominantly Hindu communities there. The reasons are just as complex as the consequences,
Historic resolution aims to combat child marriage around the world
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign to raise awareness about gender-based violence around the world.
Ahead of the International Day of the Girl on 11 October, CARE International warns that an increasing number of Syrian refugee parents are arranging marriages for their daughters due to economic hardship and concerns about the security and protection of their daughters in an unknown environment.
The consequences of early marriage on young girls are well known, but millions of underage boys are also married off each year—and there is little research on their fates. Across the globe, millions of boys and girls are betrothed so young they spend the majority of their adolescence already marr