A teenage Tanzanian girl who ran away from her husband is now studying to become a tailor so she can support herself. 
She made the pink dress she is wearing. Credit: Emily H. Johnson
Saving teen girls from early marriage — and mutilation
Each year, 15 million girls are forced into marriage, many of them before they turn 15. How can the practice be stopped? 
This month, America Abroad travels to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nepal and Pakistan to talk to individuals and organizations working to change laws and change minds about child marriage. We also talk to Mabel van Oranje, the founder of Girls Not Brides, who aims to end child marriage in one generation. 
Emily Johnson reports from a girls' forum in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya, where girls learn about sex, boys, and their bodies, and from Tanzania, where she meets the "modern girls" of Masanga and Tarime. America Abroad
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