Child marriage continues unabated in Georgia’s Azerbaijani communities

It was more than five years ago that her father unexpectedly came to school to pick up Aisha, 15, in the middle of a lesson. Her future husband’s family awaited her at home. Aisha didn’t know her future husband or his family.

‘I was told that they came to ask for my permission to marry me off, and were asking whether or not I agreed to this. I replied that it was for my parents to decide. My father thought that my answer was positive, but in reality I wanted to continue my education’, Aisha tells Radio Marneuli.

She says that her parents didn’t know her future family either, but that the relatives gave good references. The parents gave their approval and forced her to marry the man. Read more here: