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Study: Underage Marriage Higher for Females Than Males in Pakistan

Raeena was 14-years-old when she was married to a man 21 years her senior.  She moved in with her husband’s family with little idea of what a marriage means or what was expected of her. In a society where a family’s honor is often linked to female sexuality, her mother felt pressured to marry her off early. “I was worried about my honor," she said. "It was not her age to be married, but I was worried about her father’s honor as well. That is why I got her married...

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