Girls Education at risk.
Girls education is greatly at risk in the community for which I work presently.
I received this couple (image attached) for mediation. You can see me leaning behind them in the picture. The young lady you see in the picture, some two years ago, was a student, learning a vocational trade, 'Industrie et Habillement'. At the age of 18 years marriage was arranged for her to a 70 years old man,Today, both are plus 01 in age.It's barely 06 months since this couple got legally married (Monogamous), and many unhealthy changes have been realised in the young girl's life ... She was immediatety withdrawn from school by her so-called husband ...She is a victim of permanent psychological and physical abuse ... She has been repudiated ... her parents long to see her go back to her husband, inspite of herself, for fear they may be asked to refund the brideprice.
As an activist and social worker, I strongly discourage early/forced/arranged marriages... I am with the opinion that this marriage should be dissolved.
Please give your suggestions, so we can rescue/protect this young victim.
This is one of the many such cases I treat yearly. Join me in giving our Girls hope for the future.
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