Aracely was married at 11 to a 34-year-old man. She bore him a son when she was 14. Nearly one-third of all girls in Guatemala will be married before their 18th birthdays, and the country has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Latin America, according to the UNFPA. In fact, it’s legal there for a girl to marry as young as 14—though many, like Aracely, are married far younger than that. The result: Many girls halt their education while still in elementary school, marry men far older than themselves and become mothers long before they are physically and emotionally ready.