According to one social worker “COVID-19 has provided a perfect breeding ground for this social evil to flourish.”
U.N. humanitarian programs in the war-ravaged country are “reaching a potential breaking point,” said a U.N. spokesman.
Domestic Violence, Child Marriage, and Genital Mutilation: Coronavirus Could Be a Catastrophe for Women
A U.N. analysis predicts a "calamitous" increase in violence against women, as well as unwanted pregnancies and child marriages.
The practice dates back to the medieval period and has persisted ever since.
The film, directed by Oscar and Emmy winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, tells the story of a 14-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a pilot as she struggles with society’s expectations.
The parents of a 14-year-old girl and her 16-year-old boyfriend tried to stop the wedding due to their age, to no luck.
We need to do something about these horrifying violations of inalienable human rights.
She was only 15 years old.
Though her mother threatened to kill herself if she didn't marry at 13, Meghla managed to get out of it. Now, she helps to prevent other child marriages from happening.
“I really wanted to be a teacher… I really wish I could go back to school.”
Syamsuddin and Fitrah Ayu were only teenagers when they decided to get married.
In half of US states, there is no legal minimum age for marriage.