Sometimes simple actions such as a drama performance by street children, a painting exhibition in a big mall, distribution of placards or signing of a pledge in public can have a significant effect in increasing people’s awareness about the negative consequences of child marriage in Afghan communities.
A global study by UNFPA identified Afghanistan as one of the 41 countries which reported that 30 per cent or more of the women aged 20–24 had been married by the age of 18. Early and child marriage has a wide range of health, education, social and economic consequences on girls and their communities.
Take a look at this photo gallery to see how World Vision Afghanistan is working to give Afghan children a chance to enjoy their childhood.
Thanks to World Vision Korea and World Vision United State for their funding.