Girls’ Voices Exhibit: Speaking Out Against Child Marriage

Exhibit takes up the halls at Canada House.

Girls should have the choice to marry if, when and who they wish.  Canada is taking action around the world to help end child marriage.

Every year, 15 million girls are forced to marry before their 18th birthday. Each of these girls has a story to tell.

The Government of Canada, in partnership with Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage, is pleased to present a new exhibition entitled, Girls’ Voices: Speaking Out Against Child Marriage.

The exhibit shares the untold stories of girls forced into or at risk of child marriage, and the leaders, families and community members advocating for change alongside them.

Launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta in November 2015, the exhibit highlights the growing global movement to end child marriage and demonstrates how governments, multilateral and regional institutions, civil society organizations, communities and girls themselves are working in partnership to end this harmful practice.

You are invited to visit this collection, which outlines the complex drivers and consequences of child marriage, including the links between child marriage and poverty, education, sexual and reproductive health, humanitarian disasters, tradition and religion.

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.

Exhibit dates and locations will be added to this page as dates and locations are confirmed.