Guys With Brides: Afghanistan’s Untold Problem Of Underage Marriages

Guys With Brides: Afghanistan’s Untold Problem Of Underage Marriages

KABUL — Mohammad Wali had been simply 12 yrs old whenever their widowed mom started organizing their wedding up to a 24-year-old girl from their town in Ghazni Province.

“I do not desire to be hitched,” Mohammad’s mom recalls her son telling her. “we would like to play soccer and cricket. I wish to head to college.”

But their mom insisted from the wedding to make sure that she and Wali’s two teenage siblings wouldn’t normally become road beggars — a chance she feared because of regional inheritance traditions for widows that don’t have male heir.

“Your dad is dead and you are clearly my son that is only, she recalls telling him. “you, all of our property will be divided up by your uncles if you are killed or something happens to. Read more