The Child Within: When marriage starts, education ends
The film "The Child Within" was kindly shared by our member Camfed.
One out of every two girls in Malawi will be married by her eighteenth birthday. Teenage pregnancy is a major driver of child marriage and often leads to girls dropping out of school before completing their education.
In "The Child Within", Elina, Ndaziona and Nabena, tell of their struggle to return to school after becoming mothers and wives.
Find out more about Camfed's work to end child marriage in Malawi by visiting their website.
In the time it has taken to read this article 5 girls under the age of 18 have been married
Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18
That is 23 girls every minute
Nearly 1 every 2 seconds