Dating an afghan girl

Score 125, Iran Overall score (out of 100): 50.1 Justice: 54.9 Health: 77.9 Education: 76.8 Economics: 62.2 Politics: 12.1 – Child marriage: More than 50% of Afghan girls are married or engaged by 12. Women activists say up to 80 percent of marriages in poor rural areas are either forced or arranged.

Most girls marry far older men — some in their 60s — whom they meet for the first time at their wedding.

Schools for girls have been burned down, hundreds of teachers educating girls have been threatened or killed, and girls and have been physically harmed while attending or walking to or from school. Afghanistan has 1.5 million widows, one of the highest proportions in the world.

Many Afghans, including some religious leaders, reinforce harmful customs by invoking their interpretation of Islam.

In most cases, however, these practices are inconsistent with Sharia law as well as Afghan and international law.

Young wives also have low status in the family and are more likely to be abused by their husbands and/or in-laws.

– Lack of education: Only 40% of Afghan girls attend elementary school, and only one in 20 girls attend school beyond the sixth grade.

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