UN agency data has shown that there are about 290 million child brides in South Asia. This is 45 percent of the total population of the world. It has been told in this report that child marriage keeps girls away from education. It puts their health and happiness at risk and makes many compromises with their future.
Where in the world is the most ‘girl bride’
unicef on Wednesday child marriage Issued a report regarding According to this report south asia highest in the world ‘Child bride’ Are. It was told in this report that why there was a huge increase in child marriages in South Asia?
In this report, it has been told how due to Corona and increasing financial pressure, poor families got minor girls married due to compulsion. The effect of the closure of educational institutions due to COVID 19 was also a reason for the increase in child marriage.
45 percent of the world’s ‘girl brides’ in South Asia
United Nations agency data has shown that there are about 290 million child brides in South Asia. This is 45 percent of the total population of the world. UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Noasa Saknir expressed concern over this. He said, “It is a sad fact that South Asia is burdened with the highest number of child marriages in the world.” He further explained how child marriage affects the lives of girls.
What are the disadvantages of child marriage?
It has been told in this report that child marriage keeps girls away from education. It puts their health and happiness at risk and makes many compromises with their future. Every girl who gets married in childhood is very much. One should not get married in childhood. UNICEF interviewed people in 16 places in Bangladesh, India and Nepal for its new study.
In this conversation, many parents considered marriage as the best option for their daughters. This was said by those whose girls had limited options to study after the COVID lockdown. While the legal age for marriage of girls in Nepal is 20, it is 18 years in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In Afghanistan, where this Taliban government is in place, the legal age of marriage is 16 years.
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marriage to reduce household expenses
It was also revealed in the UN study that during the Corona epidemic, a large number of families got their daughters married at an early age so that it would cost less to run the family’s expenses. The UN organization believes that many of these things came to the fore in their study.
In this, there was a lot of talk about taking social security measures to fight poverty, protecting the right of every child to education and creating a sure framework for following the law of marriageable age. It was also revealed in this study that efforts should be made to address social customs.
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