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Marta was just 13 when her parents decided to marry her off to a 73-year-old man because they couldn't afford her schooling. When the girl refused, she was thrown out of her home. This is her story.

In Mozambique, 41 per cent of girls are married before they turn 18, mainly due to poverty. The UNICEF-UNFPA Global Programme to End Child Marriage has been empowering girls and young women in Mozambique since 2016, with the support of local partners.