Child marriage (age 16 – 24)

child marriage

“Girls who get married at a young age aren’t free to make their own choices or become independent adults. Young brides have many responsibilities: being a mother, doing housework and taking care of their husbands, with no time or freedom to look after themselves or plan ahead. Child marriage robs girls of their childhood and their dreams for the future. But delaying child marriage until a girl is ready means that she can make her own decisions in life.”