Being Forced to Grow up too Fast

Forced Child Marriage

Problems Child Brides Face

  • Young girls in forced marriages are more vulnerable to HIV.
  • Once the teenage girls are married, they face the problems of being violently hit and face having health problems from the violence and sexual encounters with their husbands.
  • “Child brides face a higher risk of death and injury during pregnancy and childbirth with girls under the age of 15 being more likely to die during delivery than women in their 20’s.”(Grams).
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About Me

My name is Gabby and this flyer was created as part of a school project to inform people about Forced Child Marriage. Scan this QR code to access my online flyer and links.

Helping Get Rid of Child Marriage

  • By adding educational and economical opportunities, women can attend schools and colleges making their futures brighter while escaping the abuse of their marriages.
  • If child brides went to school and got an education they would empower themselves and other girls.
  • “In 116 countries The UN or the United Nations made a resolution to ban child marriage” (Child Marriage).
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Causes of Child Marriage

  • The problem of child marriages cuts across many countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities.
  • Child brides can be found in every region of the world, from the Middle East to Latin America and even South Asia to Europe.
  • In many countries girls, are seen as a burden.

Introduction

Every year about 14 million teenage girls are married before the age of 18. As forced child marriage is a global problem, it is ruining the lives of innocent girls from age 9 to 17. It has been determined that “child marriage has decreased by 28% since 1985” (Too Young to be a Bride). And if the global problem doesn’t decrease more the percentage of girls who marry before there adolescent years will increase.