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Girls speak up about child marriage

POSTED October 31, 2017

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.”

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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.

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