Norway and the rest of the world has to wake up and help us stop child marriages in order to prevent what these girls are going trough, says Olaf Thommessen, National Director of Plan Norway. In many countries where child marriage is prevalent, girls are often seen as economic burdens. It is in this kind of environment that girls become vulnerable to trafficking. As well as being isolated and having less chance to complete or continue their education, child marriage can put young girls at a higher risk of violence in the home- sexually, physically and psychologically. In some villages the situation is so extreme boys are expected to begin looking for a wife when they are 10 years old.
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They kept telling her that they too had been kidnapped, and [that] entering the house with tears leads to a happy life afterwards. On 31 January, Johnson sat in the public gallery while the Florida senate unanimously passed the bill that will end child marriage in the state although the bill was subsequently amended to allow pregnant and year-old girls to marry. Show 25 25 50 All. Soldiers and Women abroad in World War I. Working three jobs as a healthcare provider to make ends meet.
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Not that we're wilderness-types ourselves. The bride is in fact a child bride, who is shown getting ready for her wedding, walking down the aisle and crying while her adult husband holds her. Daily news briefing direct to your inbox Sign up for our newsletter. Doreen is looking forward to being educated just like her friends. In many cases, the abducted woman is forced to stay for a first night that is effectively rape.
But, as well as having new responsibilities as a wife, Doreen also discovered she was pregnant soon after getting married. If the bride is pronounced as "broken", there is an enquiry about who she lost her virginity to. The report examines many of the implications of child marriage, from its restriction of personal freedom to its impact on health and education. The following user s like this post: Sri Lanka and the Indian state of Kerala are good examples.