Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Slider
Home South Asia Child marriages due to poverty in Afghanistan

Child marriages due to poverty in Afghanistan

Raha Press reported poverty, unemployment, and severe economic problems in Ghur province of Afghanistan have led to child marriages, and a number of families are letting their underage girls marry middle-aged men in exchange for money, weapons, or livestock.

Some shocking stories have come to light where families have sold their 1-year-old daughters for money, livestock, and weapons.

The buying and selling rate of an underage girl is usually between 100,000 and 250,000 Afghanis in the province.

According to sources, if the buyer does not have cash, he will give the girl’s family weapons or livestock in return.

According to the report, such incidents occur more in the remote districts of the province than in the national capital.

Buying and selling of girls or child marriage in exchange for money were common before, but after the fall of the Afghanistan government and the ensuing economic turmoil, more families are forced to take this route.

Habiba Jamshidi, a women’s rights activist in the west of the nation, said women form half of the society’s population and they should not be treated inhumanely or in a non-Islamic manner.

Jamshidi said the families that are ignorant about girls’ and women’s statutes, abuse them.

Jamshidi emphasized that one of the reasons for child marriage is the lack of proper awareness of the role and position of women, the report said.
Taliban officials in Ghor province refused to comment on the issue.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

North Korea slams Canada & France for monitoring illicit maritime activities

North Korea's Foreign Ministry on Monday criticized Canada and France for dispatching patrol planes near the Korean Peninsula to monitor its activities, violating a...

Star-studded Indian Team meek surrender is a cause for concern!

There is nothing permanent, like everything else, it must end! However, watching it end like this was hard to comprehend. Team India had never...

Parineeti Chopra talks about her 10 years long journey in Bollywood

Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra made her debut in Bollywood in the year 2011 with 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl'. Parineeti has completed a decade in...

Joe Biden: The US will defend Taiwan if China attacks

The CNN reported that US President Joe Biden said that Washington was committed to coming to Taiwan's defense if it comes under attack from...

Recent Comments