Early marriage is a form of sexual and gender-based violence with detrimental physical, social and economic effects. Despite laws against it, the practice remains widespread, in part because of persistent poverty and gender inequality. In developing countries, one in every three girls is married before reaching age 18. One in nine is married under age 15.
Zonta International is proud to partner with UNFPA to support efforts to delay early marriage and early pregnancy in Niger. Learn more about our Delaying Early Marriage In Niger here: www.foundation.zonta.org/Child-Marriage