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LES MARIAGES FORCEES PRECOSMENT

certaine maman fait marier les filles d'autrui precosment à des vieux papa pour une petite somme d`argent surtout si le papa de ces filles sont mort ces enfants sont marjinalisés de taute façons .Ces enfants ne sont pas scolarisés.

English translation by PulseWire member milsgra

Certain mothers marry their daughters with others prematurely to old fathers for a small sum of money especially if the fathers of these young girls are dead; these young girls are marginalized in all aspects. These children are not attending school

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milsgra's picture

Le Mariage Forcé

Rachel,

C'est un plaisir de vous lire sur world pulse et bienvenue. Votre récit est très important et votre voix ouvrira les lignes de communication entre les femmes marginalisées et le monde entier. Votre courage de parler d'un sujet si tabou me va droit au coeur. J'espère que vous continuerez à faire passer ce message très sérieux. Le mariage précoce existe t-il dans la société traditionnelle? Comment la modernité a t-elle jouée un rôle dans la marginalisation des femmes. Pour quoi selon vous les mères supportent le mariage de leurs fillettes. Comment pourriez vous définir le rôle des hommes dans le mariage précoce? Quel rôle joue la pauvreté et le manque de scolarisation dans le mariage précoce?

À la prochaine,

Pénina

milsgra's picture

translation

Certain mothers marry their daughters with others prematurely to old fathers for a small sum of money especially if the fathers of these young girls are dead; these young girls are marginalized in all aspects. These children are not attending school

Linda M. Ando's picture

Heartaches for child brides...

As I read your cry for justice for these child brides, my heart ached for their freedom and justice to be a child.

Thank you for giving voice to the girls who can not and asking the world to step up to end this violation. There are no easy solutions but it starts with someone like you who cares enought to speak up. I encourage you to continue to be an advocate for these girls and let us know how we can support your efforts.

All the best,

Linda Ando

With Gratitude,

Linda M. Ando

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