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End Child Marriage

Every 3 Seconds, a Girl is Forced to Marry.

If we don’t act now, more than 150 million girls will become child brides by 2030. Plan International is taking action to challenge deeply rooted gender inequalities and social norms, as well as ensuring that girls are involved in the process and empowered to claim their rights. Will you join us? 

Join Us And Help End Child Marriage

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Atou’s* Story

At just 15, Atou* is already the mother of three children after being married off to a man three times her age when she was only 11. Niger has the highest rate of child marriage in the world, with 76 per cent of girls married before the age of 18 and 28 per cent married before they turn 15.

See Atou’s story.

*Name has been changed to protect identity.

What You Can Do

Every day, economic uncertainty, conflict, COVID-19, and more are unravelling decades of progress toward gender equality. And girls’ futures are being written for them.

Your gift to Plan International will help stop the setback and let girls rewrite their futures for themselves. 

Here’s what that means: You’ll be keeping more girls in school, where they belong. You’ll be preventing child marriage and rescuing girls from trafficking. And you’ll be telling girls that their futures matter — and that they’re in charge of their own lives.

Your donation will help:

  • Deliver cash support to vulnerable households to protect girls from early marriages
  • Prevent girls from dropping out of school in 50 countries
  • Protect girls from violence, sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Provide girls continued access to sexual & reproductive health information and services
  • Provide handwashing facilities, hygiene kits and health information in at least 30 countries

Please give now and start a better future for girls today.

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See Our Impact

See more stories about the girls who, with your help, managed to fight child marriage.

I Divorced My Husband to Finish My Education
Zainab got married when she was 17 years old and gave birth to her first daughter Mashallah a year later. Read her story. Read more
Meet the 12-year-old Who Stopped Her Marriage
When Yekaba’s sister told her their parents were planning to marry her off, the then 12-year-old was determined that early marriage wouldn’t be her fate. Read more
Married at 12, Yakoura is Determined to Stop Her Sister From Experiencing the Same Fate 
The now 20-year-old Yakoura had to experience what one in every 5 girls experience globally. She was forced to get married at only 12 years old to an abusive man three times her age. Read more