October 11 is International Day of the Girl!
Every year, an estimated 10 million girls are married before they turn 18.
Every day, more than 25,000 girls are robbed of their childhood.
Child marriage is a global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. It denies girls their rights to health, to live in security and to choose when and whom they marry. It cuts short girls’ education and traps them, their families and their communities in a cycle of poverty.