While the issue is still common and detrimental to many young girls and some boys as well across India, it is not a hopeless cause. There are many organizations and activist groups that target child marriage globally, or specifically within the country. The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, or UNICEF is a UN program that is very active in preventing child marriage. The India branch of UNICEF has a website containing important information to educate the public, in order to create more awareness of the issue. India is one of 12 countries selected to be part of UNICEF’s main global push to end child marriage, as well.The Girls Not Brides organization targets child marriage globally too. With in India, there are 72 members of the Girls Not Brides organization working to prevent child marriages with in communities. Anyone can donate to the global cause, or specifically to efforts in India through girlsnotbrides.com. One more organization working against this civil rights issue is the International Center for Research on Women, or ICRW. The ICRW focuses on a variety of issues, but has a large focus on ending child marriage for both young girls and boys around the world. Overall, these important activist groups can help bring India one step closer to eradicating illegal, inhumane child marriages.
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Links to help:
Afghanistan, -. Mejgon Age 15, - Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary General, Father Of Groom Ethiopia, Ethiopia Kanas 18 at Interview, Yemen Tehani Married at 6, Afghanistan Mejgon Married at 11, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Graça Machel Members of The Elders. "Too Young To Wed." Too Young To Wed. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2017. <http://tooyoungtowed.org/>.
Afghanistan, -. Mejgon Age 15, and - Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary General. "Too Young To Wed." Too Young To Wed. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2017. <http://tooyoungtowed.org/>.
Brides, Girls Not. "Take Action." Girls Not Brides. Girlsnotbrides.com, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2017. <http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/take-action/>.
"Child Marriage Archives." ICRW | PASSION. PROOF. POWER. ICRW, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2017. <https://www.icrw.org/issues/child-marriage/>.
History.com Staff. "Civil Rights Movement." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 25 Mar. 2017. <http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-movement>.
"The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights." Web Sites of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights & The Leadership Conference Education Fund. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2017. <http://www.civilrights.org/>.
UNICEF. "Child Marriage | UNICEF." Child Marriage | UNICEF. UN, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2017. <http://unicef.in/Whatwedo/30/Child-Marriage>.