Question: Write a paragraph on “Child marriage” on the basis of the answer to the following questions in about 200 words.
- What is child marriage?
- Which families allow child marriage?
- Why do they allow child marriage?
- What are the disadvantages of child marriage?
- How can we prevent child marriage?
Answer: (212 words )
Child marriage paragraph
Child marriage/Early marriage means wedding two young girl and boy before the age of eighteen. In Bangladesh 18 years is considered as the legal minimum age of marriage. Unfortunately, 59% of girls in Bangladesh are married before their 18th birthday which is considered as child marriage. Generally, child marriage is found in poverty-stricken families. The parents of these poor families cannot afford to educate their girls. Even they cannot provide them food and clothes well or a job to earn. These girls often pass time idly. These situations force the parents to make their daughter married. Superstitions, social and religious customs, discriminatory attitudes towards girls, wrong ideas about girl’s education are also responsible for early marriage. There are many bad effects of early
marriage. To give birth at an early age is harmful to the girl’s health. It is not good for both mother and the baby. In some cases, the baby is born with different complications. So, this practice should be stopped. Before 18 and a boy before 21, no girl should be married off. our government has taken some positive steps to encourage female education and to discourage early marriage. They are such as giving stipends to girls, recruiting more female teachers, etc. This will help in stopping early marriage.