Worth of a Girl: Child marriage harms girls, families and communities around the world

“Worth of a Girl” takes a look at child marriage around the globe. How being a child bride affects the girl economically, educationally, her social status, as well as the family she leaves and the one she joins. In a yearlong project, Voice of America set out to meet child brides from South and East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas, including the United States. The moving and sometimes emotional stories are told by the women themselves, in their own words.