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Girls speak up about child marriage

Toronto Star report offers window into life as a child bride

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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.

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About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.