Child Marriage

9/26/13

Too Young to Wed: Empowering Girls as Leaders of Tomorrow

“I want to make sure girls have their rights and are not forced into marriage. What are you going to do?” 17 year-old Farwa asks UN delegates.

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9/19/13

Child Brides: We Cannot Afford to Ignore Their Plight

When I first met Genet, it was hard to believe she was actually 13. She was incredibly small physically - no taller than my 7-year-old son -- and intensely shy.

3/13/13

CARE Applauds Congress for Prioritizing Child Marriage in the Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2013) - The poverty-fighting organization CARE thanks Congress for including major provisions to address child marriage globally in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

10/11/12

On International Day of the Girl, Celebrating Progress in Ending Child Marriage

ATLANTA (October 11, 2012) - On behalf of the more than 10,000 people who signed CARE's petition asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for increased political and financial commitments to end child marriage, the global poverty-fighting organization thanked her today for takin

The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Child Marriage

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Nine Years Old and Married

When Tino was 9, she spent her days tending to small animals in her pastorialist village in Ethiopia. The child had never attended school, and was barely old enough to have a passing understanding of cultural traditions in her village.

Doing No More Harm

When Amarnath Yadav, 27, was mugging up for his final year bachelor's degree examination, his mind drifted towards what he would do after college. Being a student of the education stream, he was expected to be a teacher, but he wanted to explore more.

I Was a Child Groom - Child marriage stories

I don't remember very much about my wedding, just that there was a big party and I was carried to it in an ornate carriage. I was 8 years old. Rajkumari, my wife, was 7.

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