YOUR DONATION CAN HELP PROTECT
A GIRL FROM
STAND WITH BRAVE GIRLS EVERYWHERE
12 Million Girls
marry before the age of 18 each year – almost one every 2 seconds
Girls married early...
are more likely to experience violence, abuse and forced sexual relations
Girls who stay in school
increase their income as adults and break the cycle of poverty
Be a supporter of change
Right now, girls are in fear of child marriage. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Yekaba was just 12 years old when her father tried to marry her to a man almost twice her age, as he could no longer afford to send her to school.
Yekaba was scared and wanted to finish her education, so with support from Plan International she persuaded her father to cancel the wedding.
Now Yekaba is back in school and planning for a future where she will finish her education and marry only when she is ready.
How can we stop child marriage?
Your donation can help girls avoid marriage, stay in school and decide for themselves whether and when to marry.
Plan International helps children and young people, as well as parents and their community to understand the damage caused by child marriage, and to keep girls in school instead.