Early marriage is a complex issue, and there are a range of reasons why a parent might decide that their child ought to be married. World Vision's Gender Advisor Tracy McDiarmid explains how World Vision is working alongside communities to tackle the root causes of the problem.
When Nilam was 15, she was forced to marry a man who made her leave school and was violent. One day she left him with her four children - and World Vision was able to help her rebuild her life.
Ruth is a World Vision Child Protection Committee member, who works within her local community to educate families on the dangers of child marriage, and intervenes in marriages that are due to take place.
When the Nepal Earthquake struck, former sponsored child Runa was hanging clothes out to dry on her roof. Minutes later, her home was one of many reduced to rubble.
When Sylvia was 15, her brothers told her she wouldn't be going back to school - instead, she would be married. Read about how World Vision helped to stop Sylvia's early marriage.