As seen in this article, there are deep divisions in Yemen (among other places) about the child brides. Apparently, 48% of girls in Yemen are married before they reach 18, in violation of the Convention of Rights of the Child. In some regions, just over half of 15 year olds are already married. Those who oppose a minimum age say that they recognize puberty as the time when a girl becomes an adult. Still, many marriages take place before this, and though the husbands are not "supposed" to have sex with their pre-pubescent wives, it is a common practice.
Here is a photo-essay about child brides, telling the stories of many girls forced into marriage at young ages. The stories are horrifying and heartbreaking. Here is a moving video about the subject of Child Marriage (embedding disabled).
As a result of getting married this early, girls are taken out of school, so they get no education. They are often mistreated by their husbands, because they have little or no power in the relationship with a much older man.
About 10% of babies worldwide are to mothers between the ages of 15-19. These girls are twice as likely to die in childbirth as women 20-24. Younger mothers, from 10-14, are 5 times more likely to die in childbirth. Their bodies are not ready to bear children, and they are much more likely to be injured or contract AIDS from sex and childbirth.
We must do what we can to end this abominable practice, and invest in women's health, education, and empowerment worldwide!
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