Stop child marriage
The United Nations Children’s Agency estimates that in the past 10 years, 25 million child marriages have been prevented worldwide, with a large number of those in the countries of South Asia.
Little by little, the population is becoming more aware, offering a better education to girls, and making public the damage that these marriages cause.
Despite this decline in child marriages in Asia and India, the problem continues to be a very real one in Africa.
In 2015, the UN approved the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” 17 objectives to improve, and achieve a sustainable world, with an aim to reach them by the 2030.
Among these objectives include actions that will impact on education, health, employment, social protection, the fight against climate change …
The 17 objectives are:
1 End of poverty
2 Zero Hunger
3 Health and Wellbeing
4 Quality education
5 Gender Equality
6 Clean water and sanitation
7 Affordable and non-polluting energy
8 Decent work and economic growth
9 Industry innovation and infrastructure
10 Reduction of inequalities
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
12 Responsible Production and Consumption
13 Climate Action
14 Underwater life
15 Life of terrestrial ecosystems
16 Peace, justice and solid institutions
17 Alliances to achieve the objectives
Child marriage is a practice that continues to occur in many developing countries, and is a violation of the rights of children.
This practice is the result of a combination of culture, poverty and gender inequality, and has serious consequences, both personally and socially.
On a personal level, these girls are vulnerable to violence, abuse and mistreatment. They also risk premature deaths as a result of childbirth, and complications during pregnancy at an early age. Girls under 15 years old have up to a 60% risk of dying in a pregnancy.
One of the the very many social consequences that this practice brings, is a greater school desertion, and to precarious works so that a circle of poverty takes place.
The Malawi Parliament took a historic decision, on February 14, 2017, by banning child marriage in the country.