Her choice - Slider 1 - Uganda - Millie Albon c
BUILDING CHILD
MARRIAGE-FREE
COMMUNITIES
Each year, 15 million girls get married before the age of 18. HER CHOICE aims to build child marriage-free communities where each girl is free to decide if, when and whom she marries. Where this will be HER CHOICE.

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INCREASING

GIRLS' CONTROL

HER CHOICE uses 6 intervention strategies that are based on evidence which shows that the most consistent results of targeting child marriages are achieved by fostering information, skills and networks for girls in combination with community mobilisation.

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The Facts

  • Every day 39,000 girls get married
  • In low- and middle-income countries one in three girls will marry before
    the age of 18

  • One in nine girls will marry before their fifteenth birthday
  • 90% of teenage pregnancies take place within marriage
  • Complications during pregnancy and delivery are the second leading
    cause of death among 15 to 19-year-olds

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