Early marriage is one of the key issues affecting female children between the ages of 9-17. These occur mostly in the northern part of Nigeria where they believe a child’s first menstrual period should be in the husband’s house. In some cases, these girls are even given out before they were born to a man old enough to be their father. Could this be poverty or should I say culture? Some cultural practices have led us astray, causing harm to young people who are being fed with these lies. Making the girl child see herself like a baby making factory but funny enough they are still born into abject poverty.
What would u call these??
Will you tell me a girl child does not have a right over her own life?? Only if they can see better, educating and giving children equal right to life, not selling her out at a tender age where she still falls under the dependency age. Early marriage had generally affected girl child in all areas: educationally, morally and physically. Most of these kids end up having Visio-Vaginal Fistula (VVF). Most part of the northern Nigeria practice early marriage not putting the decision of the girl into consideration, and all they do is push them out for one reason or the other; forgetting that they have not got any experience to live a marital life. Marrying a girl of twelve or fourteen years old is impolite to both side, a girl that have not been expose to know what life is all about.
I can see a howling future, a smear futures, a child became a mother at the age of 13, her name is zainab she get married to old man of 40 years and she is the third wives , she was in the mixed of her parent , but they call her a rival. When she was pregnant the husband doesn’t have the means of taking care of them, financially, feeding and health. She was there suffering at a time she was in labor it was difficult for her to put to birth. Why? Because she is too small to put to birth, and her pelvic are small, so that the baby can pass through her private part, the doctor decided to operate on her. That was how she put to birth and after that she didn’t have the means of taking care of her baby, likewise the husband too. She was there suffering and later decided to be selling pure water, hawking one things or the other.
*****All these difficulty she has faced with are due to the fact that she’s lacking good education which could have otherwise earned a good future to make her financially dependent, while having the opportunity to well mingle with people. *****
******lack of education, cannot make her blamed quickly to hose that are educated and she cannot also mingle herself with her educated peers. So she can’t afford good education and health care for her baby for her Husband he doesn’t have the mains for that he is doing okada man who doesn’t really care about her.
This is total mistake which people do in life and it is known as child abuse in my opinion Parent should stop given out their children out to get married at an early age because it might affects their future advance…