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Meet the wedding busters: stopping child marriage in Bangladesh

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!