Stand Firm Against Child Brides

    1. Bryan D. Freehling
    2. Petition by

      Bryan D. Freehling

      Wilton Manors, FL

There are an estimated 60 million child brides worldwide – some as young as 7 years old. If the present trend continues, another 100 million girls will be forced into marriage over the next decade.

But right now our members of Congress have the opportunity to do something to protect these innocent children. A new bill would give the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) more power to work with countries around the world to fight child marriage – but it's up to us to make sure it passes. Please fill out the form below to send this message to your legislators, urging them to protect girls from child marriage by supporting this critical law.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Brittany Moultroup ASHBURN, VA
      • 3 months ago

      Young women should not be forced into marriage, they're too young and it's abuse. Usually accompanied by FGM, it's barbaric and it needs to stop!

    • Geraldine Veaudry EAST SYRACUSE, NY
      • 3 months ago

      No one should be coerced! The age should be the age of consent in whichever state the "child bride" is to be married in. Outside the US it gets real tricky. Country by country laws vary. In some of the countries they generally are under 18 years of age. A "child bride" says it all-they are a child not an adult regardless of what country they are from. No one should be married under the age of 18 at the earliest. I appreciate your bringing this petition to positively impact a child being taken advantage of.

    • Ali Abdul AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Because I don't want to see kids getting hurt!

    • Sofia Arias SANTA CLARITA, CA
      • 4 months ago

      It is sickening to know that this happens. Children should be children. There is a huge difference between being an adult and being a child. Child birth is a leading cause in death in young girls. This needs to be stopped.

    • Martin Chessell AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      Because all child should be treated with respect & love only


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