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Breaking the Cycle: Fighting Child Marriage in Switzerland

Child marriage is a pressing issue in Switzerland that often goes unnoticed in the public eye. Despite efforts to combat this harmful practice, it continues to affect many young girls and boys in the country.

In Switzerland, the legal age for marriage is 18, with some exceptions allowing for marriage at 16 with parental consent. However, loopholes in the law and cultural traditions have resulted in cases of child marriage taking place under the radar.

Child marriage has serious consequences for the individuals involved, including a lack of access to education, increased risk of domestic violence, and limited opportunities for personal and economic development. It perpetuates cycles of poverty and gender inequality, trapping young girls and boys in harmful situations beyond their control.

Efforts to address child marriage in Switzerland include awareness campaigns, legal reforms, and support services for those affected. However, there is still much work to be done to change societal norms and protect vulnerable children from forced marriages.

By raising awareness about the issue and advocating for the rights of children, we can work towards ending child marriage in Switzerland and creating a brighter future for all young people. It is essential that we continue to push for change and support those affected by this harmful practice. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that every child has the right to a safe and happy childhood.

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Nada Alahdal
A human rights activist to advocate for the issue of child marriage, and head of the

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for the Protection of Girls

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