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started this petition to
Muhammadu Buhari-President of Nigeria,
Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan-Honorable Minister-Federal Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development
- According to The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), 720 million women alive globally were child wives.
- Unicef adds Nigeria is home to the highest number of child brides in Africa, with over 22 million girls and women married off at childhood.
- This is a gross violation of human right and child abuse.
- A free passport to poverty, isolation and deprivation and sexual slavery.
- Child brides are children themselves; if they have children, how can they possibly care for the baby?
- Young girls should be left to enjoy the innocence of their childhood
- They are not mature to be wives
- No child should experience labour pains; children should not be having children
- Girls who end up as wives at a tender age are not yet fully developed as children themselves. They are robbed of their childhood years.
- Photo Credit-https://www.hrw.org
Posted: 19 April 2016 (Updated: 27 March 2017)