Say No to Child Marriages
by Fatima Iqbal

Child marriages; a human rights violation and an act leading to serious repercussions. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, a child marriage is defined as “a formal marriage or informal union between a child under the age of 18 and an adult or another child”. The leading causes of early marriages range from poverty, societal norms, protection, cultural practices and family honor. One can not comprehend how this taboo has been normalized in many parts of the world and such violation of a basic human right is still in practice.