Child marriage sentences 60 million girls around the world to a life of poverty.

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Marriage is a time for celebration and joy - unless you are one of the 60 million girls around the world forced into marriage before the age of 18.

Imagine the life those girls - and girls who are 7, 10 or even 16 years of age - endure. Early marriage has lifelong consequences. Child brides have a diminished chance of completing their education and are at a higher risk of being physically abused, becoming pregnant at a young age and contracting deadly diseases, such as HIV.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Help girls around the world by calling on the U.S. government to take action that will help end this pervasive and heartbreaking human rights violation today!

*CARE will gather the signatures and deliver them to U.S. policymakers with the message that more must and can be done.

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