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Under 10 year old and getting married?

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CAJ
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Under 10 year old and getting married?

In Nepal, where the average age to get married is 19 years, seven percent of girls are married before they reach the age of 10, while four among ten are married by the time they are 15.

According to the report, released Wednesday on the eve of International Women's Day, child marriages are most common in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where poverty, traditional taboos about pre-marital sex and fears of AIDS are widespread.

Parents may feel that marrying off a daughter at a young age can help them economically while also keeping the girl "safe" from unwanted sexual advances, the report also said.

Posted 2/20/06 11:36 AM
 
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LadyMaravilla
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Re: Under 10 year old and getting married?

All I can say is ....THANK GOD I LIVE IN AMERICA!!!!!!!!!! Phew....Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon


IMO- That really is sad & I'm sure they are married to much older men. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/20/06 11:46 AM
 

CAJ
woulda, coulda, shoulda

Member since 12/05

3366 total posts

Name:
CJ

Re: Under 10 year old and getting married?

True very true! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/20/06 11:57 AM
 
 

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