Early Marriages Early marriage is a marriage of children and adolescence below the age of 18. Child marriage in Pakistan is a traditional way of arranging marriage that is centuries old. Health Concerns Premature pregnancy- Teen age pregnancy Young girls usually die while going through the process of delivering a baby. Role of Poverty Solutions Firstly the central government should pass the laws prohibiting early marriages and setting an age limit of 18. Secondly awareness to the affected areas regarding the consequences of early marriages should be spread. This could be done by Imam’s in the mosques and teachers in the school. If the men of the society are educated about such issues then the effect will be wide spread because men make most such decisions. Honor Killing Honor-related violence is physical violence that is inflicted on an individual by perpetrators who believe the victim has brought dishonor upon the family, clan, or community by engaging in any conduct that is perceived as immoral or unacceptable by religious or social/cultural standards. Who are the Honor-Killers? Brothers Husbands Fathers Who are the Victims? Usually Females of rural areas Local Name of Honor Killing In Pakistan, “Karo-Kari” is the name of Honor Killing… Kari- The “black female” adulteress Karo- The “black male” adulterer Reasons Marrying with own choice Seeking divorce Has been raped Fake honor killing Solutions Laws, legislations… making killing a crime Selling of women, giving as a compensation- should be fined or imprisoned Wide-ranging public awareness programmes about equal rights for women. As the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) addressed his Ummah,"None but a noble man treats women in an honorable manner. And none but an ignorant treats women disgracefully". (At-Tirmithy).