Child Marriage

Charity Name
United Mission for Relief & Development (UMR)

CFC Zone

Charity Type

CFC Number
66429

Cause Area

Transcript

(piano music plays)
[girl drops her stuffed animal - translation of a woman’s interview appears: I got married when I was 14 years old. We got separated when I was 18,]
[video of woman being interviewed, her face is hidden from camera] and now I am divorced.
[another faceless woman being interviewed and translated] I am from Syria, I’ve been married for 9 years, I got married during the war. When I met him, I was 14 years old.
[first woman being interviewed] It was a bad situation, I got married and they told me this would be a good thing for me.
[video of woman grocery shopping] My childhood, my education...it was all gone. It’s a big responsibility, and very difficult. To be married, and take care of the household. I am encouraging my daughter to finish her education and do whatever she dreams of, and then think about marriage.