16 Days Campaign Day 6
Each year 15 million girls are married as children
The Story of a Child Bride
On her wedding day as an 11-year-old bride, Noora remembers her childish delight at receiving gifts and being thrilled because friends and family gathered for a three-day party in her honour. Noora didn’t realise that dressing up as an adult and putting on jewellery meant she was now the bride of a distant cousin. He was three times her age and saw marriage as a means to act like a depraved animal.