Long-term imprisonment can lead to violence in both women and girls. He said that 10 million girls are expected to marry by 2030, which increases the risk of violence against girls.
Madrid (European News).- Save the Children condemned through a study conducted by International Girls’ Day that more than 22,000 girls die every year due to child marriage, pregnancy and childbirth.
This document shows that in West Africa (and Central Africa) where there are the highest rates in child marriage, almost half of all deaths due to child marriage (9,600) occur every year. The regional adolescent mortality rate from maternal causes of death is four times greater than any other place in the world.
Child marriage causes approximately 2,000 deaths in South Asia each year (6 deaths per day). East Asia and Pacific has 650 deaths per day (2 per day), while Latin America and Caribbean has 560 deaths per annum (nearly 2). Day
Save the Children said that, although almost 80 million child-married couples have been stopped in the last 25 years, the progress was still slow even before the covid-19 epidemic. This was not the case. This will only exacerbate inequality. Child marriage.
By 2030, there will be 10,000,000 marriages
He said that the reason for this was school closures, pressure to close health services, and more people falling into poverty.
In this instance, the entity stated that girls and women are more likely to be beaten if they are held in prolonged prison sentences. He stated that it was estimated that 10,000,000 girls would get married by 2030. This puts more girls at greater risk of dying.
“Child marriage is one of the most serious and deadly forms of sexual and gender-based violence against girls. Millions of girls are forced to marry older men every year in child marriages. They lose the opportunity to learn. Become girls and survive in many situations,” said Inge Asin, International Director General of Save the Children.
In this sense, the NGO pointed out that gender inequality is the “key” to understanding child marriage. A survey by the NGO found that most communities believe that children who are born to young mothers have higher intelligence and are more healthy than those who were born to older mothers. Young girls are more likely to turn to their “young blood,” to “cool” older males.
Petition the government
Ah Xin explained that “childbirth is the main cause of death among teenagers because their bodies are not ready to have children” and asked “not to “ignore” “the health risks of girls with children”.
He believes that the government should give priority to women and ensure they are protected against child marriages, premature deaths and childbirth. Axin stated, “This is possible only if girls have a say” in decisions that affect them.
This is not only the only request made by Save the Children to the government, but they also call for addressing the immediate and current risks of gender-based violence (including child marriage) and putting girls’ rights and gender equality at the center of response measures. Covid-19: guarantee the rights for all girls; and work to implement the Global Gender Equality Acceration Plan. It has a goal of avoiding 9,000,000 child marriages by five years.