Story 1: Doll Bride ( Meri Guriya Ki Shaadi)
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Today’s story is:
“Doll Bride” (Meri Guriya Ki Shaadi).
Question: Do you think the it is alright to marry girls before they are 18?
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Every year 12 million girls are married before the age of 18. Unfortunately, child marriage is a global problem. Its cuts across faiths, nationalities, ethnicities and regions.
1 in 5 children become child brides and there exist almost 650 million women today who were married before 18 years of age.
Child marriage is detrimental to not just psychological but physical health of the girls.