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Every year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18

That's one girl's dreams going dark every two seconds

 

Without ending child marriage, we won’t achieve 8 of the 17 SDGs

The Strongheart Group supports the Sustainable Development Goals

The time to take action is now

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CREATE

We're getting creative in our work to end child marriage. Sign up today and be part of this exciting project. More details coming soon!

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EDUCATE

We can only change the things we understand. Download our curriculum on child marriage, learn more, and share. Lead a workshop and teach your friends!

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SPEAK UP

Stand with Sonita and declare a girl's right to choose if, when and whom she marries. Governments must enact and enforce laws to end child marriage. 

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Learn more about child marriage and this devastating tradition

Join the movement

 

Sonita Alizadeh uses her rap lyrics and powerful voice to help end child marriage and inspire youth to dream bigger dreams. Sonita was born in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime, but grew up an undocumented refugee in Iran where she faced child marriage. To express her pain, she wrote the song “Daughters for Sale.” 

In 2015, Sonita came to the United States where she is a student and international spokesperson for the rights of girls to choose their own destiny.

Sonita's work has been recognized by:

  • Rolling Stone 25 Under 25
  • Women for Afghan Women Human Rights Advocacy Award
  • BBC’s 100 Women of 2015
  • Foreign Policy Magazine’s 150 Global Thinkers of 2015
  • Together for Girls - 16 Global Heroes of 2016
  • Teen Vogue 10 Faces of Feminism
  • Asia Society Gamechanger Award 2017