This video was originally published by Plural +.
This is the story of Maina, a child bride, told through the eyes of teenagers.
“The little bride” follows the story of young Maina in Uttar Pradesh, India, as she becomes a child bride, a wife and a mother. Drawn and told by adolescent boys and girls, Maina’s story delves into the struggles girls face when they marry as children.
Plural + is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAoC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It aims to empower young people to speak about what they think of migration, diversity and social inclusion and be heard by others all over the world.
In the time it has taken to read this article 7 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 3 seconds