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Every girl has the right to decide her own future, but not every girl knows this – that’s why empowering girls is so crucial to ending child marriage.

When girls are confident in their abilities, armed with knowledge of their rights and supported by peer groups of other empowered girls, they are able to stand up and say “NO” to injustices like child marriage.

Empowered girls are able to re-shape perspactives and challenge conventional norms of what it means to be a girl.

and challenge conventional norms of what it means to be a girl.

we should to RALLY THE WIDER COMMUNITY TO STAND UP FOR GIRLS’ RIGHTS Parents and community leaders are often responsible for deciding when and whom a girl marries. In many traditional communities, it’s believed that marriage keeps girls safe, protected and economically provided for by their husbands.

However, the opposite is true – marriage endangers girls’ physical and mental health. In fact, girls who are married before 18 are more likely to experience domestic abuse

When parents and community leaders are educated about the many negativ consequences of child marriage, it can inspire them to change their views, speak up for girls’ rights and encourage others to do the same.

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