The Disturbing Truth About Forced Child Weddings Around The World


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The Disturbing Truth About Forced Child Weddings Around The World

 

March 07, 2014       Stephanie Mercado

 

The Disturbing Truth About Forced Child Weddings Around The World     
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The Disturbing Truth About Forced Child Weddings Around The World
 

  

The Disturbing Truth About Forced Child Weddings Around The World

 

A Wedding the Size of a Classroom

A Wedding the Size of a Classroom

 

Indian weddings are renowned for their colorful decor, elaborate jewelry, and intricate ceremonies—but behind the veil of glamour, the country accounts for 40 percent of all child marriages. The Saraniya community, known for its high population of prostitutes, held a mass wedding to give girls an alternative to the flesh trade. Child marriage was chosen as the lesser of two evils when families lined up for a mass marriage and hope of a better future. However, education or jobs were strangely pushed out of the picture. Only seven of the 15 girls wedded were above the age of…

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