Thursday, April 23, 2020

"I want to go to school" - 14-year-old Syrian girl forced to marry elderly man

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Last fall, Marah was preparing for a new school year. Now, she is getting ready for her wedding. She is 14 years old.
The video below gives a little glimpse into the lives of underage girls all over the Middle East, Asia and Africa where child marriage is a devastating norm.
As you can see in the video, the mother says she sold her daughter to forced marriage because she needed the money.
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.
UN, US, EU & ICC must take action and impose sanctions against any country that does not protect Children's rights.
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.