I came across the Dailymail article By Nina Golgowski the other day:
In the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, in a country where 40 percent of the world's child marriages are said to be according to UNICEF, that's the reality for at least one girl named Krishna.
For the last three years a Reuters photographer has provided an inside look into the lives of Krishna and her young husband Gopal Kishan, starting with their marriage in May of 2010 – he at the age of 13 and she 11.
For the following years since, photographer Danish Siddiqui dutifully followed their changing lives together, from the birth of their baby at Krishna’s tender age of 14, to Gopal Kishan's loss of work in his family's struggling soybean fields.
It's that loss of work that encouraged the young father to start drinking Siddiqui wrote with the pictures, a habit that was easily photographed as well as admitted to - especially by Krishna who emotionally displayed her pain before the lens.
In one photograph the girl is seen crumpled on the ground crying, worried her husband would try and hold their child while drunk one day and accidentally drop him instead.
In several others Gopal Kishan is seen pulling bottles and cans up to his bent thin frame while in another he rests smoking lazily around friends.
Krishna carries her four-month-old son Alok swaddled in her tiny arms - whose delivery she nearly
died from - while facing a reality far different from most.
'As I left the small village, the only thing which bothered me was the future of four-month old Alok,' Siddiqui wrote after his latest pictures were taken of the couple.
'Would he go down the same route his parents took or would he bend societal norms to carve a separate path for himself and his future partner?'
Personally, I had no clue that Child Marriage exist in the 21st century but apparently, this happens in many cultures and Religions, all over the world and a substantial Solution was yet to be implemented.
Within my Commitment to investigate all Points, while I was starting to do a research about this point, I realized that the problem is sever and there lots of research I must do before I will be able to write an effective Blog presenting the Problem, Solution and the Reward with the implementation of a solution.
Therefor, within the Understanding that I am walking a Process of Real Self Education, I commit myself to also research and investigate the point of Child Marriage. From what I read thus far, thousands of child marriages are being conducted daily. It wasn't so surprising though, to find out that most of these marriages are being done from the starting point of Economic stress and that only a few are really educated and understanding the consequences of such marriages, mentally and Physically - not only to the couple but to their children as well.
So more to come once I'll do some research - stay tuned.