Their lives turn in to sorrow and they live in denial and depression. There are various causes associated with early and forced marriage in Kenya this includes socioeconomic factors which cause young girls to be married off by their parents. Gender discrimination causes preference whereby boys are given chances to school and girls to be married, another significant cause is traditional beliefs and customs. Marriage Bill in Kenya outlaws under 18years of age marriages and such persons should not be engaged. Most African countries including Kenya are a signatory of African children charter that prevents children and forced marriages. Education is a key way that could help in bringing a solution to this situation and in the development of each child.
Photographer Stephanie Sinclair speaks up for child brides.
Married and a mother, while in middle school. Children are being forced to marry grown men in Southwest Florida. Parents are moving adult men into their pubescent daughters' bedrooms, and expecting them to act as newlyweds. The young woman's parents and illegitimate husband came to the U. But this young woman was born in America. In September , she made a heart-wrenching decision, calling police to reveal her deepest, darkest secret. I didn't know why my stomach was growing. Anna was fighting for custody of her child after she finally got the courage to leave her illegitimate husband. She went to school here, and she had no idea that she was being violated.
CNN -- A year-old orphan is being forced from the Arizona senior community where he lives with his grandparents after the homeowner's association said it could face legal issues if he stayed. Collin Clabaugh moved from California to live with his grandparents in Prescott, Arizona, after his parents died within two weeks of each other in Collin's grandparents live in a gated neighborhood designated for residents ages 55 and older. Under the neighborhood's deed restrictions, children aren't allowed to live there. By asking the community to let Collin continue to live there before he turns 19, the HOA would "ignore one of the community's most fundamental restrictions," according to the letter from the association's attorney. Letting Collin stay could bring legal claims against the HOA, the association's board said in its statement. Though the HOA's board said they were sympathetic toward Collin's situation, the board must "balance the interest of all parties involved. And to heck with the HOA. When contacted by CNN, the homeowner's association board emailed an updated statement they were "deeply saddened by the circumstances the Passmores are dealing with related to the loss of their loved ones. Melodie Passmore told KNXV she and her husband, now in their 70s, had purchased the property as their final home four years ago.
All rights reserved. I hated to see him," recalls Tahani, pictured here, of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was The couple live in Yemen.