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    For most of us, a wedding day is something to look forward to. To plan and prepare. Or something to look back with fond memories of a choice once made. 

    For millions of young girls and boys around the world, however, marriage is not a choice. It interrupts their childhood, forcing them into perilous cycles that are all too often impossible to break free from. 

    Many young women have risked everything to have the right to choose for themselves. And some managed to escape. Now they're sharing their empowering stories with women all around the world. The stories were presented in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which is raising awareness about child marriage around Valentine's Day – a celebration of love and our right to choose. Read more...

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    For most of us, a wedding day is something to look forward to. To plan and prepare. Or something to look back with fond memories of a choice once made. 

    For millions of young girls and boys around the world, however, marriage is not a choice. It interrupts their childhood, forcing them into perilous cycles that are all too often impossible to break free from. 

    Many young women have risked everything to have the right to choose for themselves. And some managed to escape. Now they're sharing their empowering stories with women all around the world. The stories were presented in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which is raising awareness about child marriage around Valentine's Day – a celebration of love and our right to choose. Read more...

    More about Education, United Nations, Women S Rights, Child Marriage, and Social Good



    (@)Nikolay Nikolov

    Published on 14 Feb 2018 at 08:00AM

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