Development & Education

How American fifth graders react when introduced to the concept of child marriages

The concept of child marriage is a completely foreign idea in the United States. Yet in many parts of the world, including South Asia and Africa, it’s as common as the idea of marriage itself. In countries such as, Niger, Chad and the Central African Republic, for example, more than two-thirds of girls were married off before their 18th birthday in 2007. That’s according to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).


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Kenyan musician Samba Mapangala performs tonight at the Kenyan Embassy gala in Washington. The World's Marco Werman tells us how his performance is a symbol of the new relationship between the African continent and the US under Barack Obama.