Ending child marriage in Zambia

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Ending child marriage in Zambia

By New Internationalist Editorial


Schoolgirls in Zambia. Jessica Lea/DFID under a Creative Commons Licence

Every year 15 million girls in the world are married under the age of 18. In Zambia, probably two in five girls are married as children. This stops their education and is a danger to their health because of early pregnancy.

In this short film from Girls Not Brides, you will see Mirriam. She is 17 and she wants to become a doctor. You will also see some of the activists and leaders – they are working to make sure she and other girls like her get the chance to live a full life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMKmOQ8B4BY

For more information about Girls Not Brides: http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/

NOW READ THE ORIGINAL: http://newint.org/blog/2014/12/17/child-marriage-zambia/ (This article has been simplified so the words, text structure and quotes may have been changed).