Docs+ presents 'Child Brides - Stolen Lives' on NDTV Profit
National, July 31st, 2012: Docs+ presents 'Child Brides - Stolen Lives', a film that takes an unprecedented inside look at a global custom that devastates girls' lives and holds back communities.
Young girls are forced to become wives and mothers before finishing their basic schooling. The stakes are high: child brides typically experience childbirth complications, life-threatening diseases, spousal violence, and often live in poverty.
In Rajasthan, investigative reporter Maria Hinojosa sheds light on the child marriages and "gauna" system involving children younger than 7, as she shares the work of brave community members who are campaigning to end the practice of child marriage, putting their own lives at risk. Next, in Niger, the story of Habi, who had a traditional wedding at 13, and was injured from an immediate pregnancy. In Guatemala, Maria's "love" marriage results in a dangerous pregnancy.
So tune in to NDTV Profit on Saturday, 4th August at 10 PM to watch Child Brides- Stolen Lives on Docs+
Catch the repeat telecast on Sunday, 5th August at 5 PM
For further information, please contact:
Kritika Sabharwal /99539 36694/Kritika.firstname.lastname@example.org
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