Forced marriage


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Forced marriage is a neglected issue , due to the fact that it is only practiced in growing countries , This presentation talks briefly about this issue , listing facts and some examples

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Forced marriage

  1. 1. Forced marriages
  2. 2. Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship.
  3. 3. A Forced marriage is a marriage that is performed under duress and without the full and informed consent or free will of both parties.
  4. 4. A forced marriage may be between children, a child and an adult, or between adults. Forced marriages are not limited to women and girls, as boys and men are also forced to marry against their will.
  5. 5.  The practice of forced marriage was quite common amongst the upper classes in Europe until the 20th century, and is still practiced in parts of South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
  6. 6. Victims of forced marriages often experience physical violence, rape, abduction, torture, false imprisonment and enslavement, sexual abuse, mental and emotional abuse, and at times, murder.
  7. 7. The United Nations views forced marriage as a form of human rights abuse, since it violates the principle of the freedom and autonomy of individuals.
  8. 8. “No marriage shall be legally entered into without the full and free consent of both parties, such consent to be expressed by them in person after due publicity and in the presence of the authority competent to solemnize the marriage and of witnesses, as prescribed by law.” - Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  9. 9. Arranged marriage (also called prearranged marriage) is a marriage arranged by someone other than the couple getting wedded . That is legal
  10. 10. The only act against forced marriage is in the UK “In response to the problem of forced marriages among immigrants in the UK, the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 was passed, which enables the victims of forced marriage to apply for court orders for their protection. “
  11. 11. Forced marriages are generally made because of family pride, the wishes of the parents, or social obligation.
  12. 12. Child marriages are a basic issue while addressing forced marriages
  13. 13. It has been estimated that 49 countries have a significant child bride problem.
  14. 14. cultural, economic, and religious aspects of the communities when they live make it nearly impossible for the girls to break free from marrying early.
  15. 15. An estimated 14 million adolescents between 15 and 19 give birth each year .Girls in this age group are twice as likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth as women in their twenties.
  16. 16. Marriage of young girls is most common in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. In Niger , 77 percent of 20- to 24- year–old women were married before the age of 18 In Bangladesh , this rate was 65 per cent .
  17. 17. “More than 40% of the world’s child marriages take place in India. Worldwide, more than 60 million women between 20- 24 were married before they were 18. Child brides become mothers much before their bodies are physically mature for pregnancy,” -UNICEF’s Karin Hulshof
  18. 18. child marriage prevented many girls from continuing their education, leaving them unaware of the risks and responsibilities of pregnancy. They were also less likely to seek medical attention and immunise their babies.
  19. 19. Nujood Ali 10 years old from Yemen got a divorce. after being abused by her 30 year old husband. (in yemen families can legally wed girls
  20. 20. One morning, Arwa Abdu Muhammad Ali walked out of her husband’s house and ran to a local hospital, where she complained that he had been beating and sexually abusing her for eight months.
  21. 21. That alone would be surprising in Yemen, a deeply conservative Arab society where family disputes tend to be solved privately. What made it even more unusual was that Arwa was 9 years old.
  22. 22. Within days, Arwa — a tiny, delicate- featured girl — had become a celebrity in Yemen, where child marriage is common but has rarely been exposed in public.
  23. 23. “Be the change you want to see in the world” -mahatma Ghandi
  24. 24. Made By Shahd Hamouri