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Urge Congress to Stop Child Marriage

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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. The International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2009 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 send a message to your legislators, urging them to protect girls from child marriage by supporting this critical bill.

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