Child marriage speech
“I take you as my lawful husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.”
For many, a wedding vow is an oath two people make to display their love and commitment towards each other. It is to express the deep dedication and passion they share, It is a solemn promise that carves the foundation for a successful marriage.
For many, a marriage stands for trust, patience, and knowing the importance of sacrifice. Marriage means always having someone to talk to, laugh with and rely on. It means having security in each others company and forming a strong partnership and family. Marriage is compromise, acceptance, loyalty, but most importantly, unconditional love.
Unfortunately, for many women around the world, the meaning of marriage means absolutely nothing.
1 in 9 girls are forced into marriage before their 15th birthday.
Child marriage is a disgusting practise that happens in many countries, its origin is rooted in gender inequality, religion, poverty and tradition.
Everyday, young girls are demanded to sacrifice their dreams of going to school, having a career, and growing up like a child should.