Across the world, something horrible is happening. It’s an issue on which few news sources report. And we rarely seek these stories out, especially in the midst of our Presidential election. The fact of the matter is that we haven’t really been focusing on more pressing matters across the world. Fortunately for us, UNICEF has. They released this video that depicts the disturbing, but very real circumstances that affect young women across the globe.
Child marriages are commonplace in many countries, and they almost never end well. More often than not, they lead to physical, sexual, and psychological abuse. Fifteen million girls are subjected to this horror every year, which means that about 41,000 girls are forced into marriages each and every day. This issue might seem distant, but UNICEF’s PSA will make it hit home.
We can’t ignore problems like this any longer. These may not be our children, but they deserve our help. Head to UNICEF’s website to find out how you can get involved.