Tens of thousands of girls in various nations of Asia are forced, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to marry at a very young age. The girls come from families who live in poverty, aggravated by the coronavirus. It is feared that years of progress made to combat the phenomenon of “child brides” will be canceled out because of viruses and poverty: this is the alarm raised by the NGO “Girls Not Brides,” which brings together over 1,460 organizations.
PUBLISHED ONNov 2020
The alarm raised by “Girls Not Brides” reminds us that poverty, lack of education and insecurity lead to early marriages even in stable times and that periods of crisis aggravate the problem.