@stephannoi Child marriage being done and selected by parents is arranged marriage. I said that arranged marriage shouldn't be legally allowed until the person is at least 25 years old, and that it must not be forced in any way but that the person must consent to it. Also, like I said, marriage should be discouraged until a PhD is earned by both individuals in the love relationship. So if both have are extremely intelligent/hardworking and get their PhD at age below 18, no matter how young, both of them should be allowed then to get married with no discouragement but must still get parents' permission first before doing so. If both are under legal working age and already have their PhD, then they should be given counseling about how will the marriage work if they agree getting married before reaching legal working age, because both will for sure not be able to move out unless parents agree to pay for the rent, but the other issue is the young age and lack of experience, which is why counseling is needed as well. Now if both are children under the age of 10, then a yet stronger discouragement should be given towards marrying/moving out even if both have a PhD, because small children living on their own is not safe, especially because of the bad people that are around.
Well,if you look upon statistic you will see that correlation between child marriage and maternal mortality are strongly positive. Woman wo have been married before 18 years of age are likely to suffer severe complication cause by pregnancy and child birth.
Child marriage deprives their childhood and innocence.Children should be free to live without subjected to coercion and exploitation.I don't see a difference between child marriage and slavery,both are identical bad .
Minimum age of marriage 18 should set as a fixed standard in every country around the world because to ensure that young person require intellectual maturity and being informed about marriage without parental consent or anyone arrange it for them.
I just noticed the picture of the girl covering up. Like I said, it must not be forced and telling them to fully cover up is abuse. And I have no doubt that abuse is often with child marriage, by which I said that arranged marriage should never be forced, only approved by child's consent, and must be prohibited until that parent's child is at least 25 years of age.
There is always an element of coercion or force in the context of child marriage because children are not mature to make decision for themselve.Not only that but child bride often suffer domestic violence by their abusive husband.