Taking Action to End Child Marriage

Canada’s offices abroad – taking action to end child, early forced marriage


Ethiopia: After three early marriages – young girl’s story inspires others

Canada exhibits the progress on CEFM in Ethiopia: “Local partners, Local Progress: Working together toward the elimination of child marriage.”
[Ethiopia, March 2016]


Girls’ Voices Exhibit: Speaking Out Against Child Marriage

Government of Canada offices around the world will be hosting this exhibit and are proud to provide girls and young women with a platform to share their stories and let their voices be heard.


Empowering girls: Fighting CEFM in Guatemala

In their campaign against CEFM, the Embassy of Canada in Guatemala provided scholarships to help young girls pursue an education, not marriage.
[Guatemala, January 2015]


Kenya: Child Brides – Voices from Kenya

A program officer from the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START) at Global Affairs Canada reveals the stories from child brides in Kenya.
[Kenya, October 2015]


Senegal: Joining forces in the fight against child, early and forced marriage

The Embassy of Canada to Senegal hosted a series of events against CEFM including a training session for local journalists, a panel discussion, a march through the city and a concert.
[Senegal, June 2015]


Ghana: Lifting Social Barriers, Empowering Communities

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives supports Maata-N-Tudu Association’s training workshops on ending gender based violence and child, early and forced marriage in Northern Ghana.
[Ghana, May 2015]


Tanzania: Championing an end to CEFM

The High Commission of Canada to Tanzania announced its first Champion in the effort to end CEFM, Ms. Valerie Msoka.
[Tanzania, March 2015]


Zimbabwe: Rallying Together to End Child Marriage

NGOs and the local community come together to share knowledge, build partnerships, and strengthen global action against child, early and forced marriage.
[Zimbabwe, March 2015]


India: Saving Childhood by Supporting Child Marriage Prevention

As part of Canada’s commitment to end CEFM, the High Commission of Canada in India organized a seminar on CEFM prevention in Bihar, India.
[India, February 2015]


Guatemala: Empowering Girls and Fighting CEFM

In their campaign against CEFM, the Embassy of Canada in Guatemala provided scholarships to help young girls pursue an education, not marriage.
[Guatemala, January 2015]


Turkey: “Nadia’s Journey” screened for the first time in a Muslim country.

Nadia Zouaoui, a Canadian journalist and filmmaker born in Algeria, screened her documentary on child brides, “Nadia’s Journey”, in Turkey.
[Turkey, January 2015]


Ghana: Paving a CEFM-free future

The High Commission of Canada to Ghana engaged traditional religious leaders and peer educators to raise awareness about the dangers of Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) amongst Ghana’s most vulnerable.
[Ghana, November 2014]