Child marriage is a formal marriage or informal union where one or both of the parties are under the age of 18. Each year 12 million girls are married before the age of 19. It truly is a global issue that cuts across countries, cultures, religions, and ethnicities. However, child marriage is much more prevalent in third world countries where poverty is common. Due to this, health is a striking issue in regards to child brides.

I created this presentation in hopes to spread awareness of this issue. Child marriage is deeply-rooted in cultures and social norms due to the ignorance of the results. Therefore, spreading awareness would inform others about the devastating consequences of child marriage and I would hope it would gradually end the practice.