Afghan Girls at Increasing Risk of Child Marriage

"Forcing children to marry is a travesty," Deputy Secretary-General of the UN tweeted.

Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Amina J Mohammed has expressed concern over the increase in child marriage in Afghanistan in response to the UN report.

Amina Mohammed tweeted on Wednesday in response to the increase in child marriage in Afghanistan, saying she was concerned about the situation of girls in the country.

“Forcing them to marry is a travesty,” she tweeted.

Amina Mohammed added that girls in Afghanistan should enjoy their childhood with their families, classmates, and the community.

Earlier, the United Nations issued a report warning of an increase in child marriages and forced marriages.

The United Nations reported that even a six-month-old girl engaged to a man for future marriage.

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