Childmothers is a joint initiative between Plan International and UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, to highlight the issue of very early motherhood. Girls who give birth before they turn 15 years of age have increased risks of complications and death from pregnancy and childbirth compared to other age groups. They are very often out of school, married, and may live with serious health complications from their pregnancy or delivery – some do not survive. Yet, child mothers are often invisible in national and global statistics, and overlooked in development interventions.
Realization : Pieter ten Hoopen
Duration : 3 minutes