To be a pregnant child is to be terrified. Girls between 15 and 19 are twice as likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth than women in their 20s and 25,000 children marry every day, 19 every minute. Camfed is part of the international movement to end child marriage and motherhood.
Our film, The Child Within, is an unflinching portrait of three girls, three unique individuals, who are among the statistics.
The Child Within was made in 2011 in rural Malawi, in a district where pregnancy is the prime cause of school drop out in 50 percent of cases. As an education charity, we work with government health and education services and traditional leaders to get girls into school and keep them there, helping to prevent child pregnancy. And we help pregnant girls and child mothers return to school.
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