FORCED MARRIAGE TO THE GIRL CHILD

Abusing a child’s human rights by forcing them into marriage is a global problem that spreads far across different cultures, ethnicities and religions. Many girls are said to be married before turning 18, the issue is as hidden as it is serious. Worldwide gender inequality is silencing young girls and confining their bodies to a lifelong struggle of grooming. Consequently, the fundamental right to education for children is very often jeopardised by forced and early marriage.

Many young girls who are forced into marriage are denied their most basic rights, mostly access to education . The majority of child brides are expected to drop out of school during the preparatory period of their marriage with minimal or no hope of ever returning to education. A big number of these girls are then made pregnant before they turn 18 and give birth to children who are also denied their right to education and married early, continuing on the cycle of abuse and poverty. Motherhood and wifehood then become their first priority and they spend the rest of their lives illiterate and unable to pursue any qualifications which could free them from their situation.  

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