Child Marriage Interaction Map Launched by the Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation along with the Girls Not Brides campaign released a child marriage interactive map, examining 30 countries with high rates of child marriage. The website shows statistics by marriage age, legal age of marriage, secondary education, maternal morality rates and early childbearing.

Child marriage has devastating effects on girls, including their health, education, earning power, and independence. The statistics revealed on the website show that across the developing world, one-third of girls are married by the age of 18, and one in seven is married by the age of 15.