Worth of a Girl: VOA Looks at Devastating Effects of Child Marriage
|08/15/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
About 650 million girls worldwide were married before age 18. That is about 17% of the world’s female population, according to UNICEF. These marriages often keep girls from completing their education and can lead to devastating psychological and physical consequences. In a yearlong project, Voice of America met with child brides from Albania to Pakistan to Tanzania.Jesusemen Oni has more.