Top 10 countries still allow child marriage in world
Marriage is an interesting for everyone and especially girl who is going be marry. It is define as legal contract between spouses which set up rights and obligations between them. Age of girls is very important issue for society. Which age is considered intelligent good to do marriage and make their own sound decisions about their life. In some country girls and women are still suffer form child marriage, sexual harassment and also suffer from rape. Here we talk about the countries still allow child marriage. Girls younger than 15 are have more risk of die in childbirth than women who have age of 20. Child marriage can cause death of girls during childbirth.
Below are the list countries still allowing child marriage around the world
Child marriage in Niger
In Niger 75 % of girls are married before 18 years. Child marriage has now turned into an international business in Niger. In Niger families sell their daughters across border to north to help neighbouring men get out of poverty. Minimum legal age for marriage is still 15 years old in Niger. Parent which have no income sell their lovely and innocent daughters to strangers, apart from of their age and whether girls are still in school or not. It comes first in the list of countries with highest rate of child marriage.
Chad comes second in the list countries still allow child marriage. 68 % of girls are marriage before the age of 18 years. Few years ago UNICEF has launched a project to raise awareness about dangers of child marriage and give child and families a safe haven if they refuse child marriage. Due to the growing number of girls and women who are refusing to marry at the behest of their families and conversely it has also increased number of men who complain about disobedience.
Central African Republic
Central Africa Republic is also comes in the list of countries still allow child marriage. As per the study recommends Africa as a continent must take up a national legislation with international standards and commitments are more as official wedding age as even though a lot of countries do have regulated marriage ages, the infrastructure is not place to support it. In Central Africa republic 68 % of girls married before the age of 18.
66 % of girls in Bangladesh married before age of 18. Maternal mortality and morbidity in Bangladesh is major societal problem for child marriages. Government of Bangladesh had make one great move, it offer secondary school scholarship for girls who postpones marriage. Bangladesh is also countries still allow child marriage.
Approximately 3 from 5 girls are marriage before 18 years. It is also countries who still allow child marriage. Approximately 8.8 % of girls use contraception that is an issue with observes to spacing out their pregnancies and girls who did request contraception from their older partner, only 30 % had that require satisfied. Guinea has 73% women without education and aged between 20 to 24 years, those girls were married before 18.
In Mozambique more than half of girls are married before the age of 18 years. As per the study of Ministry of women and social action approximately 34 % of women responded have been beaten and 10 % have been exposed to sexual harassment. Also 8 % of school child have been sexually abused and 35 % of child experienced sexual harassment.
Mali is comes in list of countries still allow child marriage. As per the UNFPA girls age between 15 to 19 years are twice to die during pregnancy or childbirth as women aged 20 to 24 years. Also girls between aged of 10 to 14 years, have risk of five times more. Risk of HIV/AIDS is increased in Mali which is related with commencing sexual activity earlier in life. Due to child marriage child bride have less education.
A legal age for marriage in Burkina Faso is 17 year, but more than half girls are married before 18 years. In this country if family has many children, then marry off one of their younger girls is one way to ease the financial stress.
In south Sudan more than half girls are married before the age of 18 years and mostly girls married at the age of 12. Government of South Sudan have to combat the reason that families marrying their young daughters due to cattle, money, gifts and other items in exchange. This country already suffers from poverty, low literacy and large gender gaps in education.
It only a country in list of countries still allow child marriage to have less than 50 % child marriage before 18 years. Recent reports from human rights watch Malawi government to “increase efforts to end widespread child and forced marriage risk worsening poverty, illiteracy and preventable maternal deaths in country in country”. Malawi is proposed marriage law that will ensure that 18 year is legal marriage age for girls and boy.
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