Child marriage in the world: A serious violation of human rights

Fight of Child Marriage.


The “Child marriage” is a serious violation of human rights and we cannot allow it. Statistics show that a girl under the age of 18 is married every three seconds – that is, 10 million underage girls are married each year – most often without her consent and most likely married to an older man. Most recent research on child marriage in the world shows that most national governments in the region are either not aware of the seriousness of the issue, and/or have not prioritized child marriage as a serious problem that has far reaching impacts on health, education and economic development indices. I think it is our duty to help the large amount of children in the world who are victims of violence and are forced into early marriage.  Today the problem exists even in Italy, in fact we have many migrants from African countries and from countries in war and sadly this practice is implemented. I think it is necessary to raise awareness among governments and at the same time to promote the education and the empowerment  among young women, as provided by your project. 

BPW Italy

Italy - Region Europe

Start of Project: 2017

Registration: Nov 2017







BPW Topic 10

SDG 16, 5