Need: Looking for information or contacts regarding CHILD BRIDES
I am writing a report on the global issue of child brides. I am focusing on the forced early marriages of young girls in developing countries and the negative effects that marriage has on the girls and their communities. It is a violation of human rights and I am very interested in learning the reasoning behind the traditional practice of premature marriage. I understand that there are reasons for parents to force their young daughters to marry, but living in a Western society, those reasons are difficult for me to grasp. I want to know about the history of child brides, the actions being taken by international organizations, and possible solutions to this problem. If there is anybody with any personal experiences, education, or knowledge in this field, it would be great to get in contact with you. I am hoping to make a difference in our world and change young girls' lives for the better, and with your help this can be done! Thank you.