Watch this video. Although simplistic in nature, the video’s message is deep. It talks about the need to stop child marriage, and how it is tied to many other social issues, such as poverty, education and health.
According to UNICEF, child marriage is defined as the “formal marriage or informal union before age 18.”
Child marriage is an issue that many overlook or might not know about, often because people are far removed from the situation. But it is one that people should educate themselves on because it is a real issue around the world, and it is one that affects you, indirectly or directly.
Around the world, girls and boys [predominantly girls] are married at a young age, some of who are forced into it by their families.
Below are statistics from International Center for Research on Women on child marriage. These are among the reasons that this cause should be your own.