Friday, November 13, 2015

Help Stop Forced Child Marriage in Burkina Faso

ALERT from Amnesty International:

"Girl Forced into Marriage


Maria was just 13 when her father forced her to marry a 70-year-old man who had five other wives. When she resisted, he told her: “If you don't go to join your husband, I will kill you.”

Across Burkina Faso, thousands of girls and young women like Maria are being forced into early marriage. This has to stop.

Write a short letter to Burkina Faso's Justice and Human Rights Minister, urging him to protect girls and young women from forced marriages.

After you've written that letter, please also take a moment to write a short solidarity letter or postcard to the young women and girls of Burkina Faso, letting them know that you are taking action for their human rights. All the information you'll need can be found in the case sheet and sample letter below.

In the Light,

Daniel Wilcox

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