Day 5

05_Child Brides_every day (1)Each year, 12 million girls worldwide are married before they turn 18. While this number is slowly declining, progress is not happening fast enough as a girl becomes a bride every two seconds.

Child marriage prevents opportunities for girls to continue their education and affects not only their health, but their children’s health. This effect is felt over generations.

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