Did you know that right now, there are 700 million women around the world who were married as children?

Dear Kevin,

Did you know that right now, there are 700 million women around the world who were married as children?[1] For some of them, this was a forced union that led to slavery and exploitation.

Victims of forced child marriage can find themselves subjected to abuse, sexual exploitation and control, with little or no power over their own movements. Often, the victim will be controlled through violence, threats and humiliation, and finds themselves unable to safely leave the marriage.

This is unacceptable. Freedom United is working tirelessly to end forced child marriage around the world. Here are a few of the things we’re doing:

If you think, like us, that something needs to be done NOW, you’re in the right place. We are building a global movement of supporters to fight modern slavery and use people power to focus the attention of decision-makers on modern slavery and solutions to make a difference.

The more people like you who stand behind us, the louder our voice will be. You can help us tackle forced child marriage by making a small donation. We rely on donations to help us keep doing the work we’re doing and ensuring we can make a difference to those who need our help the most.

With your generous gift we can take our fight to the next level and keep up the pressure on Niger to raise the age of marriage to 18.

Together, we will bring an end to modern slavery around the world.

In solidarity,

Zoe, Joanna, Nora and the Freedom United Team

[1] http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/about-child-marriage/



About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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