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Mina

Mina lives with her mother, father, sister and brothers

How do you react when your husband suggests Mina meet his friend?

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Agree with your husband

Bad idea. Mina's father has arranged for her marriage to his friend.

Every year, 12 million girls get married before the age of 18.

 

Child marriage threatens girls’ health and well-being, and forces them out of
education, and can trap them in a cycle of poverty.

Refuse to allow the meeting

Brave decision. By expressing your opinion and refusing to allow the meeting, you have helped prevent Mina's marriage to your husband's friend.

Every year, 12 million girls get married before the age of 18.

 

Child marriage threatens girls’ health and well-being, and forces them out of education, and can trap them in a cycle of poverty.

 

Although this may have avoided Mina’s immediate marriage, ending the prospect of child marriage for good requires intervention and action across various sectors, at all levels.

 

Before expressing your opinion in this way, you should be sure your husband won’t become threatening or violent towards you. Intimate partner violence is one of the most common forms of violence against women.

Talk to your husband

Good idea. By talking to your husband, you can explain to him that Mina should stay in school rather than becoming a child bride.

Every year, 12 million girls get married before the age of 18.

 

Child marriage threatens girls’ health and well-being, and forces them out of education, and can trap them in a cycle of poverty.

 

Ensuring girls like Mina receive a quality education is essential to provide them with the choices and opportunities they need to plan their futures and succeed in life.

 

By having a conversation with your husband, you can determine jointly the kind of future that you want for your daughter.