Afghan first lady urges protection of girls against child marriage

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Tuesday called for the protection of Afghan girls against child marriages.

According to her, forced marriages affect physical health of young girls and robs them of their childhood and future.

“Child marriage is a depressing phenomenon for the young generation of Afghanistan and it is a national responsibility to stop the menace,’’ she told audience in an event held in Afghan Media and Information Centre.

The event marked the inauguration of “National Action Plan to Eliminate Early Child Marriage’’ by Afghan Ministries of Women Affairs and Information and Culture. Read more here: