Tuesday, May 5, 2020

10-Year-old girl cries while being forced to marry 40-Year-old Pakistani man

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This report from Pakistan gives gives a small glimpse into the difficult lives of millions of girls all over Asia and Africa in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan where child marriage and forced marriage are common practices.
An estimated 15 million girls under 18 are married each year. Girls who marry before they turn 18 are less likely to remain in school and more likely to experience domestic violence. Everything possible must be done to protect these vulnerable children.
Under Sharia law girls can marry at the age of 6, just like the Prophet Muhammad from the Koran did when he married Aisha. Muhammad consummated his marriage with Aisha when she was nine.
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