Education Prevents Child Marriage

Education Reduces Chances of Girls Becoming Child Brides

CARE reports that 64 million girls around the world have been made to marry before the age of 18.  CARE points out that almost 39,000 girls a day are forced into marriage before the age of 18.  1 in 9 girls becomes a child bride before she turns 15.  Some of the girls are as young as 7.

But CARE reports that girls who complete secondary school are less likely to become child brides—6 times less likely to be forced into becoming child brides.  #StealTheseStats

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Works Cited

CARE.  Our Work.  Women’s Empowerment. Child Marriage.  http://www.care.org/work/womens-empowerment/child-marriage

CARE.  Our Work.  Women’s Empowerment. Child Marriage. Steal These Stats. Share These Facts About Child Marriage. http://www.care.org/work/womens-empowerment/child-marriage

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2 comments on “Education Prevents Child Marriage
  1. swethadhaara says:

    That’s true. I have observed that girls who are educated atleast till basic level have a more clear idea about the world around them. They hold that confidence to overcome struggles in life which are very essential , particularly for women. But still parents’ attitude need to change a lot, particularly among the poor people and levels of girl education has to really improve a lot.

    • Good points all. I think it is a problem that has many causes. I think education can help–but you are right–parents’ attitudes, economies, education itself all play roles in ending child marriage. Thank you for sharing your insight. I appreciate it.

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