Thursday, November 12, 2015

Stop Forced Marriages of Children



http://www.write.amnestyusa.org/case/burkinafaso/?ac=W1510EEAUTO2C

Thank you for taking action! 

Please take a moment to also take action on a serious case in Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso, young girls are forced into marriages with far older men. Girls like Maria, who 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."

Take Action: Speak out for girls like Maria in Burkina Faso.

In solidarity,

Zeke Johnson
Director, Individuals at Risk
Amnesty International USA

P.S. If you've already taken action for girls in Burkina Faso, we're counting on you in the coming months to help us stand up for human rights everywhere. Get started right now by writing letters to free prisoners during our annual Write for Rights event!