Brides Too Soon: The Dangers of Early Marriage

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Brides Too Soon: The Dangers of Early Marriage

27,397 Girls Under Age 18 Are Married Every Day
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Brides Too Soon: The Dangers of Early Marriage

Poor women marry younger than their wealthier peers. It's a dangerous reality. Families often view marriage as a way to secure a girl's future, especially in communities with limited economic opportunities for women. The truth is, though, marrying off a girl typically creates more problems for her than it solves.

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