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Meet Fatima Mussa. Aged 16, she is married and nine months pregnant. Due to economic hardships caused by #climatechange, she was forced to marry. Image
Her father:

“People cannot continue to farm where they always used to because the land is not fertile anymore. It is drier and there is less rain.”

“We used to fish a lot. But then, the number of fish diminished. We needed to always go further. So it didn’t work."
#Climatechange role?

Environmental crises can cause the loss of resources. This can drive families to marry off their daughters to cut costs or give them a better chance.

"30% to 40% of child marriages in Malawi are due to the floods and droughts caused by climate change." Image
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Activists believe that lack of access to #education & job opportunities are impt factors for the increase in the no. of #childmarriages in #India. Raising the age of marriage from 18-21 won’t change much, they say, except criminalise marginalised women.
The #education crisis during the #covid #pandemic has led to an increase in the no. girls dropping out from school which may lead to an increase in the no. of #childmarriages.
“Most child marriages happen because girls are dropping out of school and lack job opportunities in rural areas", says Priyanka from Jharkhand. Read why activists believe that raising the legal age of marriage may not solve the problem.
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