HORROR: Former Child Brides Take Over @UNICEF To Tell Their Stories #EndChildMarriage...

HORROR: Former Child Brides Take Over @UNICEF To Tell Their Stories #EndChildMarriage [TWEETS]

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File: Bas Gul, age 17, resides at the women's shelter and safe house October 7, 2010 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. She was a child bride, forced to marry at age 11, she ran away. (Photo Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is running a campaign on Twitter today, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 that highlights the horrors of child marriage by telling the stories of former child brides.

UNICEF ‘works for children’s rights, survival, development and protection’ and is a leading United Nations agency. Using its Twitter handle, @UNICEF, the agency tells the story of 5 child brides and the pain and horror of being forced into marriage when all they wanted to do was go to school.

“5 activists are taking over our account to! The views in this are those of the activists, and not necessarily of UNICEF,” the UN agency describes the campaign. Visit the UNICEF handle to view all tweets.

We share below striking messages from the campaign.

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