100 million child brides: stolen lives by annaread | Oct 7, 2007 | Justice and Peace | 1 comment In the next ten years, an estimated 100 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday. Here’s a preview of “Child Brides: Stolen Lives”, a special that will run on the American network PBS on October 12. Related Tags: Advocacy, Slavery 1 Comment Susan Stabile on October 8, 2007 at 1:31 pm Readers should appreciate that when the description above refers to girls being married before their 18th birthday, it is not talking about marriages occurring at ages 16 or 17 in the US. The term “child bride” is no exaggeration: many of these marriages occur when the girls are 7 or 8 years old, with the girls then leaving home to live with their husbands at puberty. These marriages are “forced”. The linked 11 minute preview movie is well-worth watching in its entirety.