Poverty in Afghanistan causes underage girls to marry in exchange for livestock

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Kabul: Due to poverty, unemployment and the ongoing economic crisis in Afghanistan due to frozen assets abroad, many families are marrying off their young daughters and daughters in exchange for wealth, livestock and weapons.

According to the Afghan news agency Raha, many Afghan families suffering from poverty, unemployment and economic hardship have started marrying and selling their young daughters to middle-aged men in exchange for money, weapons or livestock.

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The news agency quoted sources as saying that the chaotic economic situation created by the ban on assets abroad after the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan has led to skyrocketing food and fuel prices across the country. Has increased. In many Afghan cities, some families are forced by poverty to sell their livestock and one-year-old daughters for money, while some families marry younger girls to older men in the lure of money. Are doing

According to the report, a minor girl in the suburbs of Ghor province is being sold for just one to two and a half lakh Afghanis. When the buyer does not have cash, he can buy or marry his daughter by giving arms or cattle to the girl’s family.

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In many parts of Afghanistan, including this province, the sale of underage girls or marriage for money is nothing new, but families who have been selling their young daughters and daughters since the Taliban came to power The number is growing rapidly.

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