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Muhammadu Buhari-President of Nigeria: Please Ban Child & Forced Marriage in Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari-President of Nigeria: Please Ban Child & Forced Marriage in Nigeria

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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