Married at Aged 13: “I was destroyed by early marriage”

You don’t usually hear directly from victims of child marriage directly, which is what makes this video from UNICEF so striking. The victim is a Yemeni adolescent who was married at the age of 13.

According to Girls Not Brides some 14 million girls are married before adulthood.  The problem is particularly acute in these twenty countries which have the highest prevalence of child marriage in the world.

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Child marriage is bad for girls and undermines the economic and social development of of poor societies. Here’s how we can stop it. 

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