Plan International - Because I Am a Girl
A GIRL'S RIGHT TO SAY NO TO MARRIAGE
WORKING TO END CHILD MARRIAGE & KEEP GIRLS IN SCHOOL
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One in three girls in the developing world is married by the age of 18.
Child marriage is a violation of children’s human rights. Despite being prohibited by international human rights law and many national laws, child marriage continues to rob millions of girls of their childhood, forcing them out of education and into a life of poor prospects.
Plan's global report calls on national governments and the international community to ensure national legislation prohibits child marriage, to ensure girls' access to quality education and to consistently raise child marriage as a human rights issue.