All for one, One for all

  • Statistics by the UN say more than 700 million women are married as children (below 18 years of age). 
  • More than one in three or some 250 million are married before 15. 
  • Child brides are often unable to effectively negotiate safe sex, leaving them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy. 
  • Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence. 
  • In emergencies, adolescent girls are especially vulnerable to sexual violence, and in some cases, are abducted and exploited for sexual purposes by armed groups. 
  • Nearly half (44 per cent) of adolescent girls worldwide aged 15 to 19 think a husband or partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife or partner under certain circumstances.

What are you doing in your able capacity to mitigate these monstrously negative statistics?

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