American girls raise awareness and money to fight child marriage in four countries

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Girl Up Campaign

Every day, girls as young as five years old are robbed of their childhood because they cease being girls and become brides.

However, thousands of American girls between the ages of 13 and 18 who are outraged after learning about child marriage are working to fight it.

These girls are raising awareness and funds to help the UN Foundation's Girl Up campaign support programmes in four countries: Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, and Guatemala.

Dianne Penn spoke to Gina Reiss-Wilchins, Director of the Girl Up campaign, who says there are many reasons why girls get married so young.

Duration: 4’19

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