The Issue Of Child Marriage

1266 Words Nov 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Child marriage is one of the hardest things a teenage child could face. It is basically a violation of children’s human rights. It is strictly prohibited by international law. Early marriage takes away the girls right to make important decisions about their sexual health and well being. Historically, patriarchal societies have marginalized women in various aspects across the world. Women disenfranchisement, in this way, is not a new phenomenon. However, with the passage of time women have been able to claim their rights and are seen at par with men in many developed societies. But the misfortune still persists in many parts of the world. Many societies still fail to see woman as fully human and fail to appreciate their role in the building of society. As a result, women are still subject to grave injustice in many societies and such societies also suffer from underdevelopment for minimal role of women in their development. Nepal is a country where women suffer from the issue of ‘Child or Early Marriages’. This is a century’s long practice in Nepal and unfortunately nothing significant has appeared in form of tangible indicators that indicate the improvement in this grave scenario. International community and NGOs are working on this issue of Nepal as their priority but unfortunately with little success. Nepal government has also been brought in line on this and it has committed to ensure elimination of this devastating practice by 2030 BS. With its universal consequences,…

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