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Lebanese activists fight against child marriage with videos

Lebanese nongovernmental organizations and artists use videos to create awareness of the risks of early marriage, which affects 6% of all girls in Lebanon.
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People with grim faces and black clothing stand in line as they wait their turn to shake hands in a video called “A Wedding or a Funeral” posted by Kafa (Enough), a Lebanese feminist nongovernmental organization (NGO). Toward the very end, a glimpse of a child bride is seen near the adult groom. The message is clear: Marrying a child is burying her dreams, her hopes and ambitions. It is not a wedding party, but the funeral of a girl’s future.

The video is part of the new campaign by the same name launched by Kafa on July 10, and it continues the organization's efforts that started in 2015 to end early marriage.

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