This video was kindly shared by our member Plan Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, 66% of girls are married before they reach the age of 18, often depriving them of a chance for an education and condemning them to ill health and economic hardship.
A group of children is challenging this harsh reality.
With the support of Plan Bangladesh, they are committed to turning their communities into child marriage free-zones. They call themselves "the wedding busters".
Watch them in action.
We would also like to extend our congratulations to Keshob, a member of the group, who was recently awarded the UN Special Envoy's "Youth Courage Award" for his efforts to end child marriage. He's leading the way for youth-driven change!
In the time it has taken to read this article 7 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 3 seconds