A Disadvantaged life
forced child marriage
Did you know?
-Nearly half (46%) of young women in countries around the world aged 20-24, were married at the age of 18 or younger. If present trends continue, there will be 130 million child marriage by 2030.
where in the world?
-“Child marriages have been identified in immigrant communities from 56 countries in the origins of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas” (Reiss).
young women and consequences
-It may be hard to believe that girls are being forced to marry this young, but many girls are even being married at the ages of 10 or younger! Therefore, many girls are becoming pregnant at very young ages and causing major health risks to their bodies. For this reason, young women and girls are negatively affected a lot more than men.