United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund


Sára Lovecká

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Committee: United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Topic: Child marriage issue Country: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Honorable Chairs, Fellow Delegates, The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is pleased to be a part of this committee regarding child marriage, an issue of great importance. Child marriage is a violation of human rights. It is reality for both boys and girls, although girls are disproportionately the most affected. For them it means a loss of childhood, isolation, loss of education and job opportunities. They are more likely to have a child when they themselves are still just children and are less likely to receive medical care. Thus, complications during pregnancies are very common and often result in tragic death of mothers and their babies. Further, these ...