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More than 100 girls show cruel reality of life for child brides worldwide (photos, video)

More than 100 girls show cruel reality of life for child brides worldwide (photos, video)

- An activist mannequin challenge was performed by around 100 young girls

- They dressed as child brides, to raise awareness for the millions of displaced young females around the world

- The demonstration was made in Dublin, Ireland

Over Irish 100 girls were present at an original, yet thoroughly impacting, protest, which looked to attract attention to the plight of young female refugees, many of which face the prospect of becoming child brides.

More than 100 girls show brutal reality of life for CHILD BRIDES worldwide (photos, video)

The girls dressed as child brides, in order to perform a mannequin challenge with a bizarre twist. The video with all the participants standing still, became an important token of activism for thse young demonstrators.

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More than 100 girls show brutal reality of life for CHILD BRIDES worldwide (photos, video)

The video has a voice-over which says “girl refugees have their lives on hold," going on to state how -among refugees- girls are more likely to be caught in a vacuum of violence, early marriage and denial of education. "Refugee girls are too often invisible. Their voices lost,” it adds.

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More than 100 girls show brutal reality of life for CHILD BRIDES worldwide (photos, video)

The mannequin challenge was performed in the city of Dublin, at South King Street, with many of the “child brides” also accompanied by older boys and men, which tried to pinpoint their terrible fate at the hands of male captors or future husbands.

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More than 100 girls show brutal reality of life for CHILD BRIDES worldwide (photos, video)

The demonstration was organised by a child rights association called Plan International Ireland. They aim to bring support and raise awareness for globally displaced girls, a number which has been estimated in around 16.5 million nowadays.

More than 100 girls show brutal reality of life for CHILD BRIDES worldwide (photos, video)
More than 100 girls show brutal reality of life for CHILD BRIDES worldwide (photos, video)

Here is a video of Plan International UK, which highlights violence against girls and women:

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