News of a Norwegian child bride is causing a social media hailstorm as people protest Norway's first marriage of this kind. 12 year old bride Thea started a wedding blog last month where she documents the days leading up to her wedding to her 37 year old groom. The public outcry resulting from the blog led to many contacting the appropriate authorities to put a stop to the child wedding. There is also a digital campaign with the same purpose.
The wedding is scheduled for October 11, coincidentally UN's International Day of the Girl Child. Plan Norway is centering their girls rights campaign around child marriage and asking people to use the hashtag #StopTheWedding (#stoppbryllupet) to raise awareness not just about child bride Thea, but of the 39,000 other girls entering into early marriage.
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