The devastating consequences of child marriages in Afghanistan

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Marriage, as they say, is a union of soul mates. The legally prescribed marriageable age in most of the countries is above 18 years. That is when people attain maturity and are ready to tie the knot. However, in some parts of the world, the phenomenon of child marriage continues to be an alarming reality.

Child marriages were prevalent throughout history for host of reasons, mainly poverty and detestable social traditions. Even today, child marriages are common in the developing world, such as parts of Africa, South Asia and Latin America. 

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