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Girls at the 'Women and Child Friendly Space' in Kashmore.

With the rights of women and girls at the very heart of what we do at ActionAid, we’re celebrating with our colleagues in ActionAid Pakistan today as the Sindh province declares child marriage illegal - the first province in Pakistan to pass such a law.The Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act 2013 has been passed unanimously by the Sindh Assembly. It is now against the law and seen as a violation of the rights of children to marry a girl under the age of 18.

10-year-old Kembi on her way to work on Mwakirunge Dumpsite in Mombasa, Kenya

Beyoncé puts it so boldly – “Who run the world? Girls.” It’s a great vision. But we also have to consider some facts. The majority of the world’s poorest people are women. One in three women globally will experience violence in their lifetime simply because they are women. This has to change.