How are young people leading change to end child marriage in Liberia?

In Liberia, our member organisation BIRD are working with youth activists to create national change to end child marriage.

Photo: BIRD Liberia

In the time it has taken to read this article 48 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

About the authors

BIRD Liberia

Brighter Initiatives for Revitalization and Development (BIRD-Liberia) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2014. The organisation works through advocacy, awareness raising, as well as mediation in marginalised areas of Liberia.

Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides is a global network of more than 1,600 civil society organisations in over 100 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to reach their full potential.

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