‘Sadly ever after:’ Viral video exposes plight of 15 million child brides

20 Mar 2016
Al Arabiya English

UN agencies UNICEF and UNFPA, in an effort to raise awareness over the plight of child marriages, have released a video that depicts the ordeal of a young girl getting married. The video, which is produced to resemble a wedding video, shows the bride and groom preparing for their big day, without revealing their age and identity. Hints to the age of the bride begin to emerge in the video: a teddy bear on the couch, the wedding cake topper is an image that seems to be drawn by a child, and a children's coloring book being colored in. the video ends with the bride's veil being raised to show the face of a scared young girl. 

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