More Than 20000 Girls Married Off Illegally Each Day

More Than 20000 Girls Married Off Illegally Each Day

"But millions of vulnerable girls will continue to be at risk unless child marriage is tackled head on", Helle Thorning-Schmidt, The Head of Children the Children charity said.

Speaking, Country Director, Plan International Nigeria, Hussaini Abdu said that Nigeria's commitment and capacity to meet the SDG vision 2030 target will substantially depend on the level of investment in adolescent girls.

The panel discussion was initiated by the Minister of Women and Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.

Over the next few slides, check out these nine quotes we found to empower the women of the world on this International Day of the Girl.

His words: "Your contributions to the lives of our young children especially the girls will go a long way to help in living fulfilled lives and ensuring that the girl-child is educated".

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People are encouraged to participate by posting pictures of places where they believe girls belong on social media with the hashtag #GirlBelongHere.

Rashmi Jha, International para-swimmer lauded the BBBP programme of the Government and said that "Achieving equality for girls and boys, women and men, starts from our own homes and lives".

"We definitely need to protect them. On International Day of the girl, please share the stories of these girls and, like them, #ClaimYourPlace".

Despite the fact that the tradition of child marriage is slowly being outlawed in many countries, over 20,000 girls are still married off illegally each day, Reuters revealed in a new report. She however decried that in spite of advocacy and awareness, the lot of the girl child is yet to visibly improve to the level that is advocated. According to the 2011 census, child marriages in India decreased as compared to 2001, but still, more than 5 million girls were married before the legal marrying age of 18. But I'm hopeful because I've met so many girls who are already fighting for change in their communities.

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