Worldwide, an estimated 12 million girls are married every year before the age of 18 – this is nearly one girl every three seconds.

To speak more of her personal experience, we invited guest Samra Zafar, international and award-winning speaker, bestselling author and recognized among the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

Samra’s book, A Good Wife: Escaping The Life I Never Chose, details her experience as a girl coming to Canada as a child bride.

She shares how her passion to be educated not only led her out of a life of bondage and abuse, but has given way to global influence on matters of child marriage as well as the insidious nature of emotional abuse.