Child Marriage

10/2/13

Realizing a Dream Helps to Feed Her Family

When CARE opened the first-ever girls’ school in Mali Khail, Afghanistan, it kindled the dreams of Malalai, a 13-year-old girl who had given up dreaming of her future.

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

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.

How One Child Groom is Fighting Child Marriage Today

Everything seemed to be going well for Parshuram Harijan amid the dancing and celebration at his wedding. Until he had to go to bathroom.

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