ANKARA, 11 October 2016 - Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday. More than one in three (about 250 million) entered into union before age 15.
About 15 million girls will be married as children this year. Girls who marry before they turn 18 are less likely to remain in school and more likely to experience domestic violence. Young teenage girls are more likely to die due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth than women in their 20s.
This video produced with Bridal Musings, one of the world's most influential wedding blogs, aims to put a spotlight on this grim reality.