These marriages rob many girls of their innocence, many times before puberty, and this is something that as a global society we cannot tolerate the bottom line is that child marriage isn't just. Gender violence worldwide . This has given young women glimpses of a better life, unencumbered by the traditions that have constricted women for centuries to a life of obedience and child-rearing, one devoid of romance. Nada al-ahdal, a brave 11-year old yemeni girl, has managed to escape an arranged marriage to an older man after being taken under into her uncle's house, nada was brought up in a culturally rich environment which allowed her to take up singing, education, as well as learning english. Countries where child marriage is a problem in the rural villages of egypt, afghanistan, bangladesh, ethiopia, pakistan, india and the middle east, young girls are rarely allowed out of their homes except to work in the fields or get married.
Gender discrimination: child marriage is a product of cultures that devalue women and girls and discriminate against them the discrimination, according to a unicef report on child marriage and the law, often manifests itself in the form of domestic violence, marital rape, and deprivation of food, lack of access to information, education. Child marriage in yemen, documents the lifelong damage to girls who are forced to marry young yemeni girls and women told human rights watch about being forced into child marriages by their. Young marriages have contributed to high rates of death among women, infant mortality, and particularly maternal deaths at 44, an afghan woman's life expectancy is one of the lowest in the world.
Forced marriages and the associated violent subjugation of young women, as described in these books, are not as uncommon as one might think, and not just in the islamic world. In the same period, early marriage for young women and girls skyrocketed and the figures are startling in 1997, 15 percent of iraqi women wed before 18 , according to government statistics. The global rate of divorce among arranged marriages is only 4 percent 48 percent of girls in south asia were forced to marry before the age of 18 90 percent of all marriages in india are arranged. In other cases marriages will be arranged through families who have married in to the women's circle of contacts the women will be the ones to build up the prospective groom to the young woman mother, sisters and aunts or a grandmother will extol the virtues of the young woman to the prospective groom.
Forced and early marriages entrap girls and deprive them of their basic rights in forced marriages, one of the partners is not willing to participate and varying degrees of coercion are involved in arranged marriages, the families play a leading role, but the individuals getting married can supposedly choose whether to marry or not. Traditions in countries where for centuries girls have been married is a problem in yemen, a quarter of girls marry before they're 15 and tribal custom plays a role for young women forced into. Arranged marriage is also being practiced here in the us love marriages have also found their way into the community, especially with the younger generation today, it is acceptable for cambodian men and women to date or marry non-cambodians. Moreover, early married girls are more likely to experience domestic violence from their husbands, and in yemen, domestic violence is a growing issue that leads to depression among married women (nour, 2009, para 13. Risk for sexually-transmitted diseases among young married girls with complications like fistula during childbirth and even death of the young mother or her baby [3,9.
Early and arranged marriages are common practice in muslim culture in the philippines where about 5 percent of the country's 97 million inhabitants are muslim it is estimated that 80 percent of filipino muslims live on the southern island of mindanao. The issue of child marriage raises several health concerns for young girls, some of which include pregnancy complications, health risks for babies born to young mothers and the risk of death. Its poverty and illiteracy, the parents of these young girls are poor and can no longer feed them that is why they sell these young female child to these old man, moreover the govt of these poor countries are not strong enough to stop these child marriages. The marriage was arranged by family, it was not a forced marriage - but i was a little girl at the time, i did not know the meaning of marriage and accepted it because i did not know any better. Pregnancy is consistently among the leading causes of death for girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide child brides often face a higher risk of contracting hiv because they often marry an older man with more sexual experience.
Arranged marriages are nothing new—matchmakers have probably existed for as long as men and women have been marrying today's version can be found online as well as in the real world. In yemen, child marriage of girls, sometimes as young as 8 years old, is widespread the recent national social protection monitoring survey showed that 13 per cent of girls under the age of 18 in yemen are married, and that nearly half of women between the ages of 20 and 49 were married before their eighteenth birthday. Proportion of women marrying young and women's median age at first marriage to put these patterns into perspective, the bottom series in figure 1 graphs the median age at first marriage for a long time horizon.
Girls under 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s, and girls age 15-18 are twice as likely to die, a study by the un population fund found. Child marriage continues to put young girls at great risk for too-early pregnancy and other sexual and reproductive health issues in sub-saharan africa and south asia, more than 30 percent of young women between 15 and 19 are married 1. Arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are selected by individuals other than the couple themselves, particularly family members, such as the parents.