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A troubling look at child marriage

POSTED January 24, 2020

A troubling look at child marriage

Watch and learn about a practice we’re working to end that’s harming too many children


Every day 39,000 girls marry, reports the United Nations, and the video below paints a dramatic picture of what that really looks like.

“Her parents were a problem in the beginning, but I totally won them over,” says the actor in the video. “It’s costing me a fortune.”

At Children Believe, we’re committed to ending child marriage. We work in communities where we educate adults about the dangers of child marriage, and help children learn their rights, so they can speak up for change. Learn more about our work in this area at

Watch the video below to get a troubling perspective of child marriage in this UNICEF video.

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