Marriage; Not Meant for Children
Forced Child Marriage
Forced child marriage sadly occurs in South America, Caribbean, Middle East, and mostly Africa. “More than 70 percent of girls under the age of 18 are married in Niger, Chad and Mali”(The Elders). In some places like Malawi girls are supposed to go to initiation camps to get pregnant and have a family once they hit puberty. “Mozambique and Zambia are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for marriage”(“Forced Sex Camps Prepare Girls for Child Marriage”). Forced child marriage is a widespread issue and is developing in some countries which shouldn’t be happening.