It has become a common practice in our society to marry off young girls at the age of 13 and 14. At this age, a child lacks maturity to live a married life and suffers a lot of problems. Marrying children at an early age is equal to snatching their childhood freedom and depriving them of their basic and constitutional rights. Child marriage leaves several adverse impacts on health education and personal life of children.
Teenage pregnancy is one of the major problems which risks the life of mother and children. Secondly, education of such children are disturbed. Lacking the maturity and experience, they fail to cope with the daily domestic problems which causes divorce and other problems too.
It is high time we realized how dangerous child marriage is and conducted awareness campaign regarding it.
By Maiza Ghulam Ali