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by April 3, 2015
In developing countries, 1 in 3 girls is married by the time she turns 18. That's one girl every 3 minutes.
For girls, child marriage means the end of education, the beginning of motherhood, and a lifetime of poverty. The daughters of a child bride will be more likely to drop out of school and marry young as well, so the cycle begins again.
The best way to stop the cycle and end child marriage is to keep girls in school.
It's proven that girls who complete their education are less likely to be married before age 18 than girls who are not in school. When a girl is educated, she will marry later, have fewer and healthier children, and earn a higher income. That's why it's more important than ever that we bring attention to this vital issue.
Take action today: Add your name and help us spread the word about the importance of ending child marriage and keeping girls around the world in school!
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