Dating girls in sudan
The United Nations Children’s Fund estimates that 33 percent of Sudanese women aged 20 to 24 were married before the age of 18.Credit: Sven Torfinn/CC By 2.0 It is time, they say, that Sudan’s laws recognise gender equality so that the country’s girls and young women can take control of their lives and leave behind the cycle of child marriage and abuse.Amel Al-Zein, a lawyer who has researched the issue of child marriage, is very critical of the country’s personal status laws.
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The parents in these states control marriage decisions of their sons and daughters.
They make exclusive decisions to organize marriage on behalf of their children.
A visit to Khartoum Hospital shows clearly just how widespread the phenomenon of child marriage is in Sudan.
Inside, there is an entire Obsetric Fistula ward – the patients there are mostly young mothers whose bodies are too underdeveloped to allow them to give birth, making them prone to developing fistula.