Plan UK is one of the largest child-centred development organisations in the world and has just launched their Vow campaign. It aims to help 10 million girls from forced marriage, some as young as ten. Children all over the world from Africa to parts of South America are being denied the chance to basic education and being left vulnerable to violence and death in childbirth. The problem is also closer to home where two million young girls were forced in to early marriage in Eastern Europe last year.
We have worked with Plan UK and support their work. They are calling the government to help end child marriage and we would encourage you to add your name to the petition now. Plan UK’s chief executive, Marie Staunton says ‘child marriage is one of the biggest development issues of our time’.