Child Brides

Iran Is About To Hang A Child Bride For Killing Her Husband

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

An Iranian child bride, forced to marry at the age of 14, is to be hanged in Iran after killing her husband. Razieh Ebrahimi, 21, who shot dead her...

Child Bride Kills Man She Was Forced To Marry, And His Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A child bride forced into marriage killed her husband and three of his friends by lacing a meal with rat poison, police said. The 14-year-old girl ...

Child Bride Kills Man She Was Forced To Marry, And His Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A child bride forced into marriage killed her husband and three of his friends by lacing a meal with rat poison, police said. The 14-year-old girl ...

How to Solve a Problem Like Child Marriage?

Lakshmi Sundaram | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Lakshmi Sundaram

I would describe Girls Not Brides as a partnership of disruptors: men and women like Laxmi who have come together to raise their collective voice against child marriage, a practice that devastates the lives of 14 million girls every year.

End Child Marriage: Empowering Today's Adolescent Girls and Tomorrow's Women

Lakshmi Sundaram | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Lakshmi Sundaram

The women of tomorrow are entering adolescence today. We know it can be one of the most challenging times in these girls' lives. Let's make sure they have the tools and support they need to overcome these challenges.

Girls Draw the Short Straw in Life - We Must Help Them Change This

Nigel Chapman | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Politics
Nigel Chapman

Did you know that more than 140million girls will become child brides by 2020 if current rates continue? That's 39,000 girls married off every day. It's a shocking statistic, and no less shocking every time I quote it to policy makers, celebrities and politicians as I lobby for them to join Plan International in our campaign for the futures of girls around the world.

Child Marriage: We Require Collective Global Action to Support Local Change

Lakshmi Sundaram | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Lakshmi Sundaram

How can we tackle a problem like child marriage, a practice that has taken place for generations, across countries, cultures and continents? How can we address a local, family issue that is so personal to the girls involved, yet that has far-reaching consequences for global development?

'Bride' Aged 8 Dies After Suffering Internal Sexual Injuries During Wedding Night With Man, 40

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Yemeni officials and journalists are saying the reports that an 8-year-old girl allegedly died of vaginal tearing on her wedding night are fa...

Amanda, Gina and Michelle Are Out of the Attic But 140Million More Girls Need Setting Free

Jane Labous | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK
Jane Labous

Every two seconds, somewhere in the world, a girl becomes a child bride. Every two seconds, girls just like Amanda, Gina and Michelle are effectively being abducted, but their stories don't ever make the news.

Kyrgyz Parliament Approves Bill To Strengthen Bride Kidnapping Legislation

Suad Abu-Dayyeh | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Suad Abu-Dayyeh

The Kyrgyz Parliament has approved a bill aimed at strengthening legislation on bride kidnapping. Equality Now welcomes this development and encourag...

The Fight to End Child Marriage Begins as the World Celebrates the First 'International Day of the Girl Child'

David Bull | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
David Bull

On a recent trip to Liberia in West Africa I was shocked to learn that more than 30% of girls aged 15-19 are either married or pregnant, half of these married before their 15th birthday.

Rise of 'Bonsai' to Everest

Davinder Kumar | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Early morning last Saturday, when most of us were fast asleep and the rest still rising from slumber, a young Bangladeshi woman quietly made history. At 9.30 am Nepal time, Nishat Mazumder conquered Everest. The 31-year-old became the first woman from Bangladesh to reach the highest point on the planet.

Child Brides - A rights Violation 54 Leaders Can't Ignore

Adam Short | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics
Adam Short

Coaxed and coerced, every year early and forced marriage directly affects 10 million girls under the age of 18. This is the equivalent of a girl becoming a child bride every three seconds.