Cleanmarine For Women is supporting Girls Get Equal, the new campaign from Plan International calling time on inequality. Girls Get Equal comes when we have a tidal wave of change for the better, and calls for a new world where girls can live, love and lead without fear of discrimination. Only then can their true power be unleashed, creating a world that is better for everyone. Girls Get Equal helps us all to stand shoulder to shoulder with girls across the world, girls like Aisha from Nigeria.
Aisha was just 15 years old when she fled conflict in Nigeria with her parents and four siblings. The family settled in a refugee camp in neighbouring Cameroon, but Aisha’s father struggled to provide for the family.
Soon Aisha’s father told her that he had arranged to marry her to a man in a neighbouring camp. “My husband collected the bride price and the handshake that followed between the two men was enough to seal the marriage. Child marriage is wrong” said Aisha’s mother in tears.
With support from Cleanmarine for Women we aim to help many more girls like Aisha.