Did you know that Child Marriage is still legal in California and 45 other states? Did you also know that since the year 2000 more than 200,000 minors were married as early as 12 years old? Mostly young girls married to adult men.
Did you know that according to the FBI, California contains three of the nation’s thirteen High-Intensity Child Exploitation Areas—the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego metropolitan areas?
Global Hope 365 is dedicated to ending harmful practices towards women and girls. Two human rights abuses, Human Trafficking and Child Marriage are affecting women and girls in California today.
Human Trafficking is preventable. We must interrupt the demand and supply equation and ensure that buyers face higher penalties and we must educate the public of the tactics used by human traffickers to manipulate and abuse women and girls.
We can end Child Marriage. Four US states have successfully banned Child Marriage. California CAN too.