Early marriage negatively impacts the lives of millions of girls and women. It traps women in poverty and endangers their health and the health of their children. We hear many stories of young girls forced to marry someone much older but those nightmarish scenarios are not always the case. View this video and see how complicated early marriage can be even for teenagers who love each other:
Tirzah's partners around the world work to encourage young girls to stay in school longer and get married later, which is proven to increase the health of a woman and her children over the course of their lives. There are many issues that come into play when early marriage is a possibility. Read more about what Tirzah's partners are doing to address some of those issues in different parts of the world: Education, Poverty, Violence.