Early marriage: A harmful traditional practice


  
Abstract

Marriage before the age of 18 is a reality for many young women. In many parts of the world parents encourage the marriage of their daughters while they are still children in hopes that the marriage will benefit them both financially and socially, while also relieving financial burdens on the family. In actuality, child marriage is a violation of human rights, com- promising the development of girls and often resulting in early pregnancy and social isolation, with little education and poor vocational training reinforcing the gendered nature of poverty.

Source
www.unicef.org
Author

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

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Year Of Publication

2005