Article 16 By Jake and LindSay

Article 16

  1. Men and women of full age, without any limitations due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage and at its dissolution
  2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouse
  3. The family in the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State
Although we think that when people marry it's out of love most of the times and never really think about the people who are forced into marriage.

Forced marriage is a practice in which a marriage takes place without the free consent of the individuals getting married, where pressure or abuse is used to ‘force’ one or both people to marry against their will.

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. That's 28 girls every minute 1 every 2 seconds

Child Marriage

More than 700 million women, and over 150 million men, already suffer the consequences of child marriage. If there is no laws put in place for child marriage, the global number of women married as children will reach 1.2 billion by 2050, and that's not including men.

Don't think "oh but that doesn't happen here," because it does...

Canada

According to an article on Macleans, a woman named Lee Marsh, two weeks after her 18th birthday, was sitting at the kitchen table one Sunday reading , when her mother came in and announced that Marsh would marry a 20-year-old member of their Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Montreal. The Lee was stunned, she had met her husband-to-be just once. Five weeks later, it was done.

http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/against-their-will/

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