The trials and traditions of underage marriage explored in RTD’s child marriage documentaries
Although illegal in most countries, child marriage is common among some traditional conservative cultures. RTD documentaries examining child marriage highlight the social impact of marrying before adulthood. Some brides accept the culture and expect to be married before their 18th birthday; for others, there’s a darker side. For girls forced into child marriage, it can be traumatic and deadly. Child marriage is also associated with early sexual activity and early childbearing.