Tragedy of Forced Child Marriage
Forced Child Marriage
Quick Facts About Forced Child Marriage
- There are 140 million girls who will be married under the age of 18 and 50 million before the age of 15.
- Between 37%-42% of women between the ages of 20-24 were married during their childhood.
- According to Pierre Tristam, "girls between the ages 10-14 are 5 times likely to died during pregnancy."
- Also according to Pierre Tristam, "100 million girls before the age of 18 will be married in the coming decade."