Chaos in Child Marriage
Forced Child Marriage
Forced Child Marriage is a discrimination to our generation
- Most of the children that get married world-wide live in African, Middle Eastern or South Asian countries.
- The amount of girls married that are underage is approximately ten million (“Cross-Sectional Time Series Analysis”).
- Girls are more prominent to being a victim of child marriage because they are not as valued as boys. These girls are also seen as a burden in communities that practice child marriage (Girls Not Brides).
There are many helpful organizations put in place strictly to stop child marriage
- Expert Rajav Shah told people that over 4.8 billion dollars will fund programs to end child marriage.
- Another organization that helps stop child marriage is the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is also trying to stop forced child marriage (Herizons).
- The article “Ending Child Marriage” explains that poverty is a common influence to child marriage. When a family is poor, they need money. One way to get this money is to give their daughter or sons hand in marriage.
- Another example from this article is that education is one of the major prevention to child marriage.