Category: Child marriage

Stories of Change: Shan Bibi Says Early Age Marriages Must End

by Tehreem Azeem

Forty-five-year-old Shan Bibi belongs to Ghora Khela village of district Swat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. She got married at a very young age. According to the customs of the area, it was not an unusual thing to happen. Her husband was not very welcoming towards her and treated her badly. She tried her…

How Social Media Is Romanticizing Child Marriage in Indonesia

by Dea Safira Basori

Last year in July, Indonesian netizens were shocked by an Instagram post that showed a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy posing together as a bride and groom. The photo was taken at a village in South Kalimantan province of Indonesia. The two teenagers were married after they met at a night market. Two months later, in…