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Hi AWE members,
Let us discuss as AWE members the effects of Child Marriage. There is an urgent need for all Women to contribute in making awareness of CHILD MARRIAGE and stopping this cruel and violation of a child rights, compromising the development of girls and often resulting in the following effects:-
I attended a conference a few months back in the house of Commons in UK and we had a presentation from a gynaecology, to see the damage that child marriage does to a growing 13 year old girl. It left me feeling sick and saddened that this still happens in the 21st century. A parent who has carried their daughter for 9 months, understands the pain of child bearing and putting your 12 year old to this ordeal at such a tender age, leaving her traumatised is unacceptable. All in the name of culture and religious grounds.
According to UNICEF- 60% of child marriage occurs in poor homestead and mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Bangladesh.
We need to raise our voice for the sake of young girls who have no voice because of culture and ignorance. I pray that this will also end child abuse in all forms even for young boys.
We need to hear your voice, and partaking in this discussion. Please share your views.
Have you been involved in Child Marriage? We would like to hear from you.
See chat on stistics by UNICEF.
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