Op-ed: Girls should be walking to school, not down the aisle
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Alexandra, 16, with her 10-year-old sister Yohanna at their home in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Both girls are being supported to stay in school by Girls Not Brides member organisation, the Mariposa Foundation CREDIT: FRAN AFONSO/GIRLS NOT BRIDES

In this opinion piece, Alice Albright and Mabel van Oranje, Founder and Chair of Girls Not Brides, remind us that 12 million girls are still married as children every year, and 130 million girls do not go to school. Child marriage and lack of education are intertwined, so making sure that girls can access 12 years of quality education in a safe and healthy environment can break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, child marriage and low education attainment for girls.

On the International Day of the Girl, let’s join forces to help girls stay in school and out of child marriage. 

Read op-ed in The Telegraph

Alexandra, 16, with her 10-year-old sister Yohanna at their home in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Both girls are being supported to stay in school by Girls Not Brides member organisation, the Mariposa Foundation CREDIT: FRAN AFONSO/GIRLS NOT BRIDES

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