In Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur, a third of brides are teen brides like Sarla Devi in our story here.
Sarala is among the 51% of adolescents in India who are out of school. According to UNICEF, at 15.5 million, India has the highest number of child brides in the world.
Sarala Devi’s life mirrors the life of several other women in Sitapur. She dropped out of school to take care of her family and now she will get married move away to take care of another family at an age where she must be getting her education and taking care of herself.