In Dosso, Niger 13-year-old Mariama has just discovered that she will be married in a few days time. Mariama’s mother was worried that her daughter would have a child out of wedlock and then no one would marry her so she accepted 100,00 CFA (200 USD) as a dowry from a local market trader in his mid-20s.
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Plan International is working with girls, their parents and communities to educate them about the consequences of child marriage, particularly the dangers to a girls’ health if she gives birth before her body is ready. Plan International believes that sending girls to school is essential for reducing child marriage and funds 200 schools in Niger , focusing on educating girls and ending early and forced marriage.
Learn more about our work to end child marriage: https://plan-international.org/child-marriage