Causes of child marriage
Traditionally, a daughter’s success is measured in terms of making a good marriage and producing many children, but not her educational achievements. Some of the most important reasons that compel parents to marry off their children early include:
- Ensuring the girl marries while she has her virginity.
- The fear that a girl will become too old for marriage, which will represent a failure on the part of her parents.
- Creating a bond with the bridegroom’s family through common grandchildren.
- Maintaining family status in the community.