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January 24, 2020

Child marriage

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January 24, 2020

Every two seconds, a girl is married off before her eighteenth birthday. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), young girls who are married before turning eighteen are more likely to die during pregnancy and from childbirth complications. Isolated and with limited freedom, married girls often feel disempowered. They are deprived of their fundamental rights to health, education and a childhood.

Ending child marriage will give more girls the opportunity to complete their education, find jobs and develop more fully as individuals in their own right. Child marriage is a human right violation that we must end to achieve a better future for the world’s women.

Meena Yasin

Makran