Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.

3 people think this is good

  • nicolas.schulz.98
  • Emily Pasnak-Lapchick
  • End Trafficking

Child Marriage on the Rise due to Hunger

End Trafficking

Even at the best of times, 1 out of every 3 girls in Niger marries before her 15th birthday, a rate of child marriage among the highest in the world, according to a UNICEF survey. Now this custom is being layered on top of a crisis. At times of severe drought, parents pushed to the wall by poverty and hunger are marrying their daughters at even younger ages. A girl married off is one less mouth to feed, and the dowry money she brings in goes to feed others.

Continue to mercurynews.com

Inappropriate?

Discuss

  1. {{attachment.file.name}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Posting comment...