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Breaking the Cycle of Child Marriages

Zarif Sahin | TEDxRockCreedPark

At what age is a girl physically and mentally old enough to be married?

Every year, millions of girls under the age of 18 become child brides and are deprived of their rights to an education, safety and health.

Zarif Sahin, who was married off at the age of 14, voices the complications she endured as a child bride and the challenges she had to overcome in order to obtain freedom for herself and her daughters. Her personal experience, and the recently re-authorized Violence against Women’s Act, moved Zarif to share her story in hopes to inspire people to get informed, get involved, and prevent child marriages worldwide.