Visualisation of the Developmental Goals
All children that get married below the age of eighteen are victims of child marriage. It is estimated that globally, over 25,000 children under the age of 18 are entering marriage every day. These numbers highlight gross violations of children’s rights as well compromise family, community and national development. Through advocacy and community-level action support, the Children’s Rights Programme supports networks and civil society organisations that work towards ending child marriage.
Our work in ending child marriage contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere