12 million girls are married every year. That’s one girl every three seconds who is robbed of her childhood.
She’s at greater risk of violence, trapped in poverty, often pulled out of school, and she can be left with serious health complications or even face death due to early pregnancy.
World leaders have the power to take action and put an end to this. But right now they’re not doing enough. We need to tell them to act now.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit in September is a big moment for change. Governments from around the globe will come together to decide the future of our planet.
We can’t let them forget about girls.
That’s why we’re launching a new campaign that calls on world leaders to protect girls from child marriage.
Add your name to our petition. Call on world leaders to focus on child marriage at the SDG Summit, and to make public commitments on how they will implement and fund national action on child marriage.