Girls Not Brides | Support Saturday

Hello Everyone!
So I came across this petition and decided to look more into it. The petition's goal is to raise awareness against child marriage. It is primarily protects young girls from child marriage and FGM in the UK, but is based in OVER 80 COUNTRIES. I really think that this issue needs world wide attention. It is time we stop this practice. Change doesn't happen unless people speak out and bring attention to it.

Marrying child not only deprives them of a childhood, but of basic needs... they become dependent and dis-empowered. Not to mention pregnancy which comes with terrible risks that put the lives of the mother and the baby in jeopardy. So I hope you all decide to sign this petition! It is super easy and there is also an option to donate. Thank you all for reading.

Their stories: http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/girls-voices/

''Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 28 girls every minute – married off too soon, endangering their personal development and well being. With more young people on our planet than ever before, child marriage is a human rights violation that we must end to achieve a fairer future for all.''

''If there is no reduction in child marriage, an additional 1.2 billion girls will be married by 2050.''

About: http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/about-girls-not-brides/







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