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.

Did this fact surprise you? Test your knowledge on child marriage by taking the Zonta Says NO child marriage quiz here.

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