Afghan families sell 20-day-old girls

The rise of the Taliban to power has worsened the situation for women and girls in Afghanistan and many Afghan families sell girls just 20 days born for future marriages.

In recent weeks the UN has announced that the sale of minors in Afghanistan has been registered, many of them to be future wives.

On The Truth News We tell you that the region is experiencing a great humanitarian crisis of famine and lack of employment, which has worsened the situation of women and girls.

Afghan girls most vulnerable to the Taliban

Girls the most vulnerable in Afghanistan Afghan girls are sold for future marriages

The situation has been going on for a long time, but it has worsened significantly since the Taliban declared their victory as Afghanistan’s new government.

Given the change of government, women have been deprived of access to better paid jobs, according to Human Rights Watch data, it has not only affected the country’s human rights situation but also its economy.

In a scenario of extreme poverty, girls become extremely vulnerable and their families sell them to eat.

Child marriages are a problem that has concerned various organizations, since they are part of the culture of the region, however it has great repercussions on the physical and mental integrity of minors.

According to Unicef, recent cases of sales of girls as young as 20 days as a batch have been reported.

This body estimates that 20% of Afghan women between 15 and 49 years old were married at an age less than 18 years.

Even in figures prior to the return of the Taliban to power, Unicef ​​reported between 2019 and 2019 about 183 child marriages in just two Afghan provinces.

This type of forced marriages, denounces Human Rights, keeps girls under the trap of poverty because they take away the possibility of educating themselves or obtaining a paid job.

Girls’ education in Afghanistan

Afghan girls are sold for future marriages

The problem has been exacerbated with the Taliban controlling Kabul and the rest of the country, as the new authorities vetoed all girls from access to secondary education.

Currently, according to figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), some 18.8 million Afghans have difficulty getting food on a daily basis and this figure could rise to 23 million by the end of the year.

The serious situation has forced nations such as Germany or the Netherlands to advance humanitarian aid programs and announced their willingness to provide assistance to the country.

However, what most worries the whole world is the integrity of the girls, to whom their Afghan families, Do you sell for married couples, when they barely have 20 days born.

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