Bride Is 11, Groom Is 35. When They Get Married, This Is What Her Family Does

John and Lilly’s wedding looks like a fairy tale wedding. It was filled with roses, ribbons, and beautiful decor. John’s and Lilly’s families were there, too. On the surface, it looks like a beautiful romance. But the heartbreaking truth for Lilly — an 11-year-old girl — is true for the very real 15 million little girls who are married every year.

Bridal Musings and UNICEF have collaborated on this powerful video to show the horrors of child marriage. These little girls are treated more like property than human beings. Child marriage happens all over the world, in just about every continent, but together we can stop it.

In the video, Lilly, who would normally be in middle school, marries 35-year-old John. Watch as her family looks on complicity in the living tragedy. They do nothing to stop it; in fact, they help move the process right along.

This isn’t just a video, it is a call to action. Please SHARE this powerful message with your friends and family on Facebook to spread awareness and put an end to child marriage!