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Vow to help end child marriage

Please donate today and help prevent girls being forced into marriage.

You can help prevent girls from being forced into marriage.

Each year, 12 million girls like Aisha* (pictured) are married before the age of 18. You can help to prevent more girls being forced into marriage and provide support for girls affected by child marriage to rebuild their lives.

At 13, Aisha* from Somalia, should have been dreaming about her future—instead, she was forced to marry a stranger more than twice her age. At the time, she was still in school.

Aisha soon became pregnant and was regularly beaten by her husband. She was trapped and alone.

Sadly, Aisha isn’t alone in her suffering.

It’s never for richer, but always for poorer. The poorer the girl, the more likely she is to be forced into marriage, denying her any chance at an education or an opportunity to escape poverty.

Her health is sacrificed too. From sexually transmitted infections and HIV, to the immense toll pregnancy takes on a child’s body, young girls are committed to a lifetime of suffering.

By donating today, you can help girls like Aisha.

Your support can create real change—beginning with the families.

Your support can enable us to work with communities to help law enforcement agencies identify girls that are most at risk. We can also work to change the cultural attitudes surrounding the role of girls and women in communities and provide girls who have left their marriage with the support they need to rebuild their lives.

Will you make a vow to stop child marriage?

*Name changed to protect her identity

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