Every year, approximately 15 million girls are child brides. But girls with higher levels of education are less likely to get married at an early age.

When girls are educated, they delay marriage and childbearing. This results in smaller, healthier families. Educated women also have more opportunities to generate income that is likely to be invested in their families and communities. Educated women also become good role models for other girls.

One in five girls in India were married before age 15

Generally, a child marriage ends a girl’s education and she will not have the skills to help lift her family out of poverty.
She is also more likely to experience domestic violence.

Complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for girls between 15 and 19.

Babies born to young mothers are at higher risk.

She loses her childhood and misses the chance to play and develop friendships.

By educating girls, World’s Children is preventing marriages.

87% of our college scholarship students are young women

84% of our college graduates in 2015 are women

75% of children in the sponsorship program are girls

We can prevent child marriages by raising awareness.

This illustrated storybook is dedicated to every girl who keeps a tiger in her heart.

This free eBook will also be of interest to all who care about protecting vulnerable children from child marriage.

Anjali dreams of one day going to school to become a doctor. How can she convince her parents who have plans to get her married instead? Read her courageous story to find out.