Married at 13, a Girl Speaks Out Against Early Marriage

Child marriage happens in many countries all around the world. The practice is steeped in tradition and socio-economic motivations and is very difficult to combat. Often, girls are taken from their families and denied education opportunities to become wives and mothers far before they are ready for the task.

This video by UNICEF features a clip of a girl in Yemen who was married at 13 years old. Her powerful story highlights her own experience and the harmful effects childhood marriage has on girls.

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