1 in 7 is one too many

Wow! Since last week, the Girl Up community has rallied behind the Stop Child Marriage Petition to take a stand for the millions of girls in developing countries who are forced into unwanted marriages. Thank you for uniting with us to say "Child marriage is unacceptable and unfair!"

1 in 7 girls in developing countries is forced into marriage by age 15 — often to a man twice her age or older. Gina and Emily from the Girl Up team just got back from Ethiopia where they saw the problem firsthand. We need your help to support the UN programs that can make a difference.

Check out this video to see what the issue is like in Ethiopia. And when you have, take a moment to share it on Facebook and Twitter:
 

http://www.girlup.org/childmarriagevideo

Thanks to funding from Girl Up (and you!), United Nations programs on the ground are making a difference in these girls' lives and they’re growing up to become role models in their communities. Thanks for taking this important step and raising awareness for child marriage! 

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