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    Child Marriage

    Marriage should be a time for celebration and joy – unless you are one of the 67 million girls around the world forced into marriage before the age of 18. CARE is working in communities around the world to change attitudes to ensure girls stay in school and out of marriage.


    Child Marriage

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    Facts you may not know about #childmarriage: In a single project in Ethiopia, communities stopped at least 180 child marriages and began to reverse the tide against the practice.

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    Facts you may not know about #childmarriage: Parents marry off a girl early to keep the dowry low and so that they don't have to support her.

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    Facts you may not know about #childmarriage: Each day, nearly 39,000 girls under the age of 18 become child brides. That's about one every two seconds.

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    Shocking facts you may not know about #childmarriage: In some countries, like Nepal, boys marry as young as 5 years old.

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    Sometimes, the best way to begin changing social norms is to start by changing minds. Learn what CARE is doing to help end #childmarriage.

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    Untying The Knot- Exploring why & how #childmarriage is still happening in the "modern" world.

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    I Could Tell My Story: Aaliyah Recounts Her Story of Child Marriage.

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    A Husband Is The Most Important Diploma: Consolata Shares Her Story of Child Marriage.

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    Keeping The Tradition: Endayehu Almost Married Her Daughters Off as Child Brides. See what made her change her mind.

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    That Wife: A School Girl in Burandi Explains Why Child Marriage is Not an Option.

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    Not For My Daughter: Former Child Bride, Pramila Pasi, Plans a Different Future for Her Daughter.

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    INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Child Marriage

    The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Child Marriage | CARE

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    Change Starts With Me: A father combats child marriage in Nepal.

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    Mother-in-Laws Matter: The surprising affect Mother-in-Laws have on child marriage.

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    What is the power of an 11 year old girl? CARE knows that with the right support, an 11 year old girl can change her community. She can save a friend. Photo credit: Daniel Djodjouhouin/ CARE

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    Sarita Prabhakar Wagh's friends were married at age 14, but her educated parents agreed with her decision to not get married young. Instead, Sarita helped found a group of girls in her Indian village who pledged not to marry early. Today, more than 50 nearby villages have been influenced by their movement, with the percentage of child marriages down from 82 percent to 62 percent in just two years. Great job, Sarita! Via The Hindu.

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    10% less child brides could save 70% of women who die in childbirth.

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    "A nine-year-old is a child, not a bride and needs to be in school" -http://ht.ly/crWES Stop the clock on child marriage and check out this infographic from Plan International.

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    Outlawing, and where outlawed, enforcing bans against marrying off young girls will result in many benefits for everyone, men and women alike.

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    CARE board member Leila Janah met Viviane in Benin yesterday. Vivane's father sold her into domestic labor when she was just 10 years old, and then into child marriage when she was only 14. She is now part of a CARE program to reduce gender-based violence. She's also training to be a baker.

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    "I had to sell my six-year-old daughter Naghma to a relative to settle an old debt."

    The Afghan girl sold to be a child bride

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    In Ethiopia, CARE is empowering 5,000 married girls to take control of their futures.

    Turning Point: A Second Chance for Child Brides

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    For the people living through and responding to the enormous food crisis in West Africa’s Sahel region, two words that might fit together better than love and marriage are hunger and marriage.

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    Our intern in our Atlanta office knows it's basic math: Girls + Education DOES NOT equal child marriage. See her on CNN along with other girls who know their basic math as well!

    Your stories: Girls + Education = #BasicMath

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    On the International Day of the Girl, CARE and our Charitable Influence bloggers told the world that girls matter!

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