Fairfax Zonta – Helping Stop Child Marriage

Posted on May 19, 2021

At our Lions Club meeting on May 18th, Blanche Anderson of the Fairfax Zonta Club told us that globally, 21% of girls are married before they turn 18. 

Zonta Club Representative Blanche Anderson Speaks to Lions Club

Early marriage has many bad consequences for the child bride.  They include: early end to education, lower wages and poverty, and higher risks of divorce/high-risk pregnancy/and disease and illness. 

Blanche provided links to several web sites to better understand the problem: www.unchainedatlast.org and. www.stopchildmarriages.org www.tahirih.org and www.tahirih.org and https://www.zonta.org/Web/Programs/ISP/Ending_Child_Marriage

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