Child Marriage


The Bride Price:  Consequences of Child Marriage Worldwide

Child marriage, defined as marriage before age 18, devastates the lives of girls, their families and their communities. Widespread in many developing countries, child brides number more than 60 million worldwide. In some countries, half of the girls are married before they turn 18.

Click here to read what the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has to say about this harmful practice.

View the video entitled The Bride Price here.

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