What is child marriage?
4 serious health consequences of child marriage
Child marriage global statistics
What Plan International Canada is doing to stop child marriage
We raise awareness, in partnership with communities and local leaders, of the importance of girls’ education. And we help girls stay in school through initiatives like building boarding schools for at-risk girls.
We facilitate youth-led groups that promote children’s rights and equality for girls. Our programming encourages group discussions and various activities that help break down gender stereotypes, bolster confidence and empower girls to challenge conventional norms.
We improve girls’ access to vocational-skills training to help them pursue a career of their choosing. This training helps girls become resilient and actively engaged in decent work and economic opportunities.
Improving laws that protect girls
We support and empower girls to advocate for changes in laws that raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 and close loopholes. When girls can be more vocal, they become agents of change within their communities.
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