Child marriage has always been part of societies in Lebanon, however, it has been exacerbated due to the multi-layered crisis facing the country.
Child marriage should not be an issue as we approach 2021, a girl should not be deprived of her childhood, should not be put at risk of poor health, should not be forced to become an adult at such a young age, and should not be stripped away of her dreams, ambitions, and identity. Child marriage is not ok, and should never be.
Today marks Human Rights Day and the last day of 16 days of activism. On this occasion, our GBV/SGBV program is sending an important message that women and girls have the right to seek protection wherever and whenever.