Little girls deserve to be little girls. Forced to become women before their time, 'child marriage' girls miss out on normal human development in social, psychological, and emotional ways. The girl-to-woman pipeline is a critical transition in shaping the future development of the girl child, the family, community, and nation. Cultural, religious. and economic justifications for marrying off girls is an obsolete and paternalistic form of repression and a weak excuse for denying girls what little boys are entitled to by those who really don't like either like or value girls. Child marriage stunts the growth of families when girls are denied education. What do you say?
Pakistan's slow but steady progress on ending child marriage http://t.co/dMxfIhseCg
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