The Trust believes that any child who is married under the age of eighteen is a victim of child marriage. It is estimated that globally, over 25,000 children under the age of 18 are forced into marriage every day. These numbers highlight gross violations of children’s rights.
Through advocacy and community-level action support engaged in by the Trust and partners, the Children’s Rights Programme supports networks and civil society organisations working towards Ending Child Marriage.
Our work in ending child marriage contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):
GOAL 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
GOAL 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
GOAL 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls