International Day of the Girl: creating child marriage-free communities!

October 11, 2017

Child marriage not only negatively impacts 15 million girls each year but also negatively impacts lots of different areas and sectors, from health and education through to poverty, justice and peace. This affects
everyone
. If we do not end child marriage, we can’t achieve eight of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, peace, justice and strong isitutions.

Ending child marriage will benefit the whole world. The HER CHOICE-programme is creating child marriage-free communities in eleven countries since 2016. The HER CHOICE alliance is supported by the Ministery of Foreign Affairs and consist of Stichting Kinderpostzegels, The Hunger Project Nederland, International Child Development Initiatives and research partner AISSR/UvA. Click here to read more about our programme