The Consequences Of Child Arranged Marriage?

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Imagine a sunny day, with bright green grass. A girl and her friends are hanging out, running around having a good old time. A couple minutes later she is told to join her parents in the living room, with her is a man she 's only met maybe once. They are both then told that they will be married to each other. They 're both young, scared, they believe they 're not ready. They 're both in love with someone else, they 're unsure, sad and very confused, but they don’t say no because they know that’s how this works. This is an example of arranged marriage, but what is arranged marriage really? How is it different from love marriage? Arranged marriage is exactly what it sounds like and has existed everywhere in this world for many years, …show more content…
This arrangement is formed by the parents of the children and sometimes not by the parents but by random people. Child arranged marriage takes a big effect on both girls and boy, but more of an effect on girls and most of these girls are poor and come from nothing. 1 out of every 3 girls in developing, 3rd world countries is married before the age of 18, and 1 in 9 is married before the age of 15. It is estimated that in the next 10 years, about 14 million child marriages will occur each year in developing countries. These girls will mostly face multiple physical and mental problems in the future, such as abuse, domestic violence and have suffered from early sexual activities and problems with early childbirth. Sadly, most children in child arranged marriages face death. A 13-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal injuries four days after an arranged marriage to a man 2x her age. In September, a 12-year-old Yemeni child-bride died after struggling for three days in labor to give birth. Child arranged marriage is sometimes more than just a wedding, it 's done for different reasons. Throughout history, child arranged marriage was sometimes used as a form of forgiveness or to pay off a debt and is sometimes used to …show more content…
It depicts an arranged marriage where a young girl is forced to marry someone she doesn 't want to. Forced marriage is a marriage in which one or both of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will, it occurs when either or both participants have been pressured into entering matrimony, without giving their free consent. Most people view forced marriage as a form of slavery and torture. This form of slavery is most common in the 3rd world developing countries. Every year forced marriage sentences millions of women and young children to a life in slavery. Every two seconds, a child becomes a victim of forced marriage. Now in today 's world Forced marriage is considered a ‘similar practice to slavery’ and was made illegal in international law nearly 60 years ago. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/forcedmarriage/.

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