Most of us made a decision to get married. But many don’t have that choice.
Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 23 girls every minute. Nearly 1 every 3 seconds.
Child marriage is a global problem found in every region around the globe. Across the world, girls are still seen as inferior to men, and are forced to marry men sometimes three times their age due to culture, religion poverty and lack of education.
Child marriage is any formal marriage or informal union where one or both of the parties are under 18 years of age. Shockingly, there are many States in the US that have no minimum age for girls to wed and many are forced to marry against their will.
Get Over My Divorce believes that every girl is entitled to a proper childhood and not to be forced to become a bride.
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Girls Not Brides Mission statement:
Girls Not Brides aim to prevent child marriage, and to support girls who are or have been married, all over the world.
Girls Not Brides will amplify the voices of girls at risk of child marriage and defend the rights of girls to health, education and the opportunity to fulfil their potential. In line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we believe that 18 should be the minimum age of marriage for boys and girls.
In working to end child marriage, we believe that social change cannot succeed without community engagement. Members of Girls Not Brides will work together to enhance and strengthen efforts to end child marriage at community, local, national and global levels.
Specifically, Girls Not Brides aims to:
- Raise awareness of the harmful impact of child marriage by encouraging open, inclusive and informed discussion at the community, local, national and international level.
- Facilitate learning and coordination between organisations working to end child marriage.
- Mobilise all necessary policy, financial and other support to end child marriage.
Thank you for supporting Get Over My Divorce. Together we can help end child marriage.