Child Marriage Explained in 4 Charts

Though child marriage can seem like a faraway phenomenon to many Americans, there are more than 700 million women alive today who were married as children. Let’s state the obvious: That’s way too many women. That’s almost 10 percent of the world’s population. And the reasons for it are as strikingly familiar as they are heartbreaking: poverty, social unrest, and cultures that don’t value women. Click here to see four charts that explain why child marriage is still happening:


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  1. Jane Ayres says:

    I can hardly read your site – the pale grey print is almost invisible. Please consider using greater contrast. I’m not someone who has any kind of visual problems, other than just being a bit older.

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