100 Million Child Brides

The GirlUp campaign speaks out against child marriage.
3:00 | 10/14/11

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The -- prospect of 100 million child brides in the next decade has galvanized teenage gals in the United States -- are demanding action on behalf of the young counterparts around the world. And. Yeah we -- Message nations foundations go campaign says it's -- 150000. American teens. The group wants to stop the practice of child marriage and still -- as a petition to the White House signed by goes across the US. Child marriage is huge because once you get married at such a young age. You know your life's not over but -- your life has drastically changed its path. Child bride acts that Jennifer redness as the practice of marrying goes -- -- has profound negative impact. She's more likely be married the younger she -- to someone older -- the power dynamics will be even more difficult in terms of her being able to negotiate. Safe sex to be able to stay in school. To be able to. Not get pregnant as early as. 1011 years old. Elizabeth school from the human kind donations says -- the victims -- this practice the stakes are high one girl that I meant Ethiopia who is scared and has ran away and He has. Sitting in a bus depot you know either going to be brokered into sex worker not educated or. Into domestic labor and she never gets a shot this old habits -- high. She has He -- a Colombian ambassador to the United States says education is key in changing deep seated cultural tradition -- Go but -- -- themselves just go to live by the sentiment but this estimate that. What how what do you Anglican -- after the 2001. So -- rescinding of the we -- quote. The ending -- -- campaign is likely to succeed is if the adults in the communities change that thinking and -- the children. The children. -- -- -- Global health front line needs.

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