International Day of the Girl - Today 11th October
October 11th – this is a day for all girls to remember.
Can you imagine being forced to marry someone maybe three of four times your age when you’re as young as 5 years old? This fate awaits a huge number of girls in the developing world; currently one in seven girls will be married before they are 15.
Ultimately this destroys girls’ youth, education and independence. Plan UK have release a short series of inspiring films speaking to the victims of forced marriage (click the YouTube link)
October 11th marks the first ever International Day of the Girl. Support these young girls by signing Plan UK’s petition