Girls speak up about child marriage
Toronto Star report offers window into life as a child bride
We believe in listening to the voice of the child, and a few girls had a chance to use their voice anonymously in a Toronto Star article, depicting the horrors of child, early and forced marriage.
“My father said if I refused this marriage I was no longer his child,” a 14-year-old told the Star. “He threatened my mother too ... she has suffered because of me.”
To read the full story, visit thestar.com.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada educates families and communities about the need to end the practice of child, early and forced marriage. Together with local teams, we’ve saved girls from early, forced marriage. To learn more about our work, visit ccfcanada.ca.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.