Tuesday, May 26, 2020

60-year-old Afghan man married a 9-year-old girl

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The documentary film below gives a small glimpse into the lives of millions of girls and women in the Arab-Muslim world in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
As you can see in the video below, the story of an Afghan girl who married at age 9 with a 60-year-old abusive husband who used to hit and torture her.
Afghanistan is a member of the UN Human Rights Council.
Child marriage is still practiced all over the Arab-Muslim world in countries such as Bangladesh, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.
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.
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.