• Photo: WiLDAF

    Three women hold a poster promoting civil marriage during a forum about child marriage with traditional and religious leaders in Sokode, Togo. (Photo: WiLDAF)

When young girls from West Africa marry as children, it can hurt them, their families, their communities and their nations. But an innovative project involving the girls themselves is helping challenge and change the culture of childhood marriage in the region. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

Visit the Charting Change website to read “Breaking the bonds of childhood marriage.”