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Plan USA is asking 25,000 people to join them in a petition to stand against child marriage. When children as young as 8 years old are forced into marriage, it’s time to speak out.

The text of the petition is below. Here is the LINK to join today. Thanks for helping change the world!

PETITION TEXT:

Child marriage is wrong and it has to stop.

I’m standing against child marriage.

I’m standing up for girls everywhere to guarantee their right to education, health and well-being. To have a childhood.

If we make a stand, we can bring an end to the practice of child marriage by increasing access to education and life skills training for girls; supporting youth groups that raise awareness about children’s rights; and working with local partners to change social norms and promote community understanding about the harmful impacts of early marriage.

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DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at ActivistFaith.org.

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