Burkina Faso's Ministry of Justice, Human Rights, and Civic Promotion has affirmed the government's commitment to eradicating early and forced marriage.
The ministry plans to raise the legal age of marriage for girls to 18 years and to ensure that forced marriage is clearly defined in Burkina Faso's criminal code.
This is a huge victory for women's rights and for children's rights, and we couldn't have achieved this commitment from officials in Burkina without the activism of Amnesty supporters like you. Last year, during Write for Rights 2015, thousands of Amnesty International supporters sent letters and emails to the government, urging them to do much more on this issue. Officials have publicly acknowledged hearing from you.