And you are not confused by this photo of the newlyweds

And you are not confused by this photo of the newlyweds?

"Is she yours?" Congratulations! ”- It is heard from a passerby in the direction of a rather strange, but quite ordinary couple for Lebanon. This gray-haired man and 12-year-old girl specially played the wedding in order to attract the attention of people to the problem of children's weddings in their country.

In Lebanon, girls can marry since the age of 9. And, in particular, Syrian refugees are actively taking advantage of this opportunity, believing that in this way they will give their children a better life.

One of the passers-by, seeing how the wedding photographer shoots an unusual couple asked the "groom": "Is she yours?" When he nodded, the man looked appreciatively and congratulated him.

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Others, fortunately, reacted with indignation. One woman stopped and demanded to say where the parents of the girl were. “She's 12! I had a morning run, but I just froze in place when I saw it. ”

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Another passerby said that “the wedding is legal” because the groom has the permission of the parents. "The law allows it." "What is the law?" Said the woman.“I take her with me.” We all go with her. How can I leave? She is like my daughter. ”

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Another eyewitness to the experiment said: “Her parents are criminals.”

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Unfortunately, such public opinion does not affect the continuing tradition of children's weddings. One in 100 girls in Lebanon is getting married before the age of 15.
A little help on the Arab countries:

In Iran, the legal age for marriage is 13 years for girls and 15 years for boys. In Iraq, 18 years for both. In Syria - 17 and 18 years, respectively. In Yemen, there is no minimum age, everything is up to the parents. In Afghanistan, 16 and 18 years old. In Palestine - 15 and 16. But everywhere it is possible to issue a girl in marriage and a younger age - 13-15 years, if there is parental consent.

The consequences of this are: domestic violence, rape, complications of early pregnancy, and lack of chances to get an education.

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  • And you are not confused by this photo of the newlyweds

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    And you are not confused by this photo of the newlyweds

    And you are not confused by this photo of the newlyweds

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    And you are not confused by this photo of the newlyweds

    And you are not confused by this photo of the newlyweds

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