Afghanistan: Ending Child Marriage

Afghanistan: Ending Child Marriage



Engaged at just ten years old, Farzana was promised to a 50 year-old farmer, already married with six children. Child marriage is not an unusual practice in Afghanistan, it is an age-old custom. UNICEF is working with local religious leaders to help communities better understand the harmful implications of child marriage and how to better protect their children.

UN in Action. Episode 1404

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