Child marriage flash mob takes over Copenhagen station

October 2012: A flash mob took over the central train station in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11 October to mark the first ever international Day of the Girl and global launch of Plan's Because I am a Girl campaign.

A young bride and groom waltzed around the concourse while the rest of the ‘mob’ comprising of members from Plan Denmark’s youth board spread campaign messages.

The slogans on their T-shirts read: ‘Every third second a girl is forced into marriage’.

10 million child brides

Some 10 million girls across the world are married before the age of 18 each year – and all too often they are forced out of education and get pregnant, which can have a devastating effect on their health.

Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign is tackling the barriers girls face to access high quality education.

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Girl facts

open quotes Globally, nearly 1 in 5 girls of lower secondary school age is out of school.close quotes

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