Breaking Chains

 Raising Awareness on the Gravity of Child Marriage





Welcome to “Breaking Chains,” a transformative project dedicated to shedding light on the alarming issue of child marriage and raising awareness about its devastating consequences. Child marriage is a global crisis that affects millions of young girls and boys, depriving them of their childhood, education, and basic human rights. This project aims to bring together communities, activists, and policymakers to join forces in the fight against this deeply entrenched practice.




Child marriage refers to any marriage where one or both parties are below the age of 18. It is a violation of fundamental human rights, including the right to education, health, and freedom from violence and discrimination. Despite international conventions and efforts to eradicate child marriage, it remains prevalent in many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries.




This project recognizes the urgent need for collective action to address child marriage and create lasting change. By harnessing the power of awareness, education, and advocacy, we aspire to break the chains that bind these vulnerable children and pave the way for a future where every child can grow and flourish.

our Objectives

Raise awareness

 Our foremost goal is to foster a deep understanding among individuals and communities about the gravity and harmful effects of child marriage. By disseminating accurate information through various channels, we seek to dispel myths and misconceptions surrounding this issue and create a sense of urgency for action.

Empower communities

We believe that community engagement is pivotal to combating child marriage. Through grassroots initiatives, workshops, and dialogues, we aim to empower local communities to challenge the social norms that perpetuate child marriage. By encouraging open discussions and promoting gender equality, we can foster an environment that safeguards the rights and well-being of children.




Advocate for policy change

Addressing child marriage requires both grassroots efforts and policy interventions. We will actively engage with policymakers, organizations, and influencers to advocate for legislation that prohibits child marriage and supports comprehensive strategies to prevent it. We will work towards implementing legal frameworks that protect children, provide support services, and enforce consequences for those who perpetuate this harmful practice.




Support survivors

Child marriage survivors often face numerous challenges, including limited access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. This project aims to collaborate with local organizations and support networks to provide essential services, including counseling, vocational training, and legal assistance. We strive to empower survivors, enabling them to reclaim their lives and become agents of change within their communities.





The “Breaking Chains” project calls upon individuals, organizations, and governments to unite in our mission to eradicate child marriage. By raising awareness, empowering communities, advocating for policy change, and supporting survivors, we can break the chains that bind young lives and create a future where every child has the opportunity to thrive. Together, we can build a society that values the rights, dreams, and aspirations of all children, ensuring a brighter and more equitable world for generations to come.



Child Marriage

Child marriage is a major violation of human rights that affects millions of girls around the world, with devastating consequences for their health, education, and well-being.

The Root Causes of Child Marriage

Child marriage often results from a combination of cultural, social, and economic factors. Poverty, gender inequality, lack of education, and harmful traditional practices can all contribute to the prevalence of child marriage. 





Girls living in poverty are more likely to be married at a young age, as families may see marriage as a way to reduce their economic burden.

Gender Inequality

Deeply ingrained gender norms and discrimination against girls and women can limit their opportunities and increase their vulnerability to child marriage.

Lack of Education

Girls who are not in school are more likely to be married as they are considered to have fewer options for their future.

Harmful Traditional Practices

Child marriage is often linked to harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation, which perpetuate gender inequality and violate human rights.

The Consequences of Child Marriage

Child marriage has serious and life-changing consequences for girls, affecting their physical and psychological wellbeing, as well as their economic and social opportunities.

Health Risks

Girls who marry before the age of 18 are more likely to experience complications during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as sexually transmitted infections.

Limited Opportunities

Child marriage often means the end of a girl's education and limits her opportunities for earning a livelihood, contributing to the cycle of poverty.

Poor Mental Health

Girls who are forced to marry at a young age may experience depression, anxiety and other mental health problems, as well as a sense of hopelessness.

Increased Risk of Violence

Girls who are married at a young age are more likely to experience domestic violence and abuse, which can have lasting effects on their physical and mental health.

Global Statistics and Facts

Child marriage is a global problem that affects millions of girls every year. Below are some of the key statistics and facts about child marriage around the world.




Number of girls marry before the age of 18 each year:
Percentage of girls in Bangladesh who are married before the age of 18:

Number of girls marry before the age of 18 each year:

12 million

Average age of marriage for girls in South Asia:




17 years old

The Fight Against Child Marriage

Ending child marriage requires a range of efforts and interventions. Laws and policies, campaigns and initiatives, and community-based programmes can all play a critical role in ending child marriage. Find out more about these different interventions below.




Laws and Policies

Many countries have laws that prohibit child marriage, but more needs to be done to ensure that these laws are enforced and that girls are protected.

Campaigns and Initiatives

Organizations and groups around the world are raising awareness and advocating for an end to child marriage through campaigns and initiatives.

Survivors' Stories and Testimonies

Girls and women who have survived child marriage are speaking out and sharing their experiences to raise awareness and advocate for change.

Take Action Against Child Marriage

If you want to help end child marriage, there are many ways you can get involved. Learn more about how to take action below.




Support Girls' Education

Support education programs that focus on empowering girls and ensuring they have access to quality education.

Raise Awareness

Spread the word about child marriage and its consequences through social media, community events, or other channels.

Contact us

Unite with us and become a member of the dedicated team working tirelessly to effect tangible transformation in this pressing issue.

Donate to Organizations

Support organizations that are working to end child marriage through donations or volunteer work.

Where to Find More Information

If you want to learn more about child marriage, there are many articles available, Find out more below.




Thank you for your support

Your words can be a powerful reminder of the collective commitment we share to empowering girls and women and combating child marriage. Each story, each dedication adds a unique element to our cause and motivates us in our mission. Thank you for choosing to be part of our journey.