Binta is a 12-year-old girl with hobbies and hopes like any child. She likes drawing, playing with her friends, and dreaming of her future. But when Binta was 12, her dreams abruptly turned into a nightmare.
At only 12, Binta was forced to marry a man three times her age.
On the day of her wedding, Binta didn’t fully understand what was about to happen to her. The violence, abuse and control. But she knew life as she knew it was over.
This new life of domestic slavery, isolation and missed opportunities deprives girls like Binta of every right you can imagine. But most horrifying is the unimaginable reality of sexual abuse and rape at the hands of a much older man.
Girls forced to marry too young face abuse that could result in physical and psychological damage, early pregnancy and permanent disability.
It’s an impossible situation for a young girl to face – but one you can help with.
Will you donate by 30 June to support former child brides, prevent future marriages, and put an end to child marriage?