A 9-year-old girl who was touted for marriage was rescued after CNN reported


A 9-year-old girl was recently rescued from marrying an elderly man in Afghanistan. CNN reported Thursday..

The human rights group Too Young to Wed helped rescue Parwana Malik after the father who sold her and the 55-year-old man who bought her changed their minds.

“It is a moral imperative that the international community not abandon Afghan women and girls,” Stephanie Sinclair told CNN that she was too young for water.

Last month, Parwana was sold because his father needed money to support his family. Contrary to the wishes of Parwana’s mother and brother, $ 2,200 worth of merchandise was sold.

When the deal took place in the mountains of Afghanistan, CNN accompanied the family, and Parwana told the press at the time that her father “sold me to an old man.”

“My dad sold me because we don’t have bread, rice, or flour,” Parwana said.

After spending two weeks with a man, she reported abuse. “They treated me badly, they were cursing me, they woke me up early and made me work.”

After the story of CNN was aired, a bad reputation surrounded his father and an older man. The two devised an arrangement to return Parwana, and the family owed him $ 2,200.

Marriage under the age of 18 is illegal in Afghanistan, but it is widespread. From 2018 to 2019, 10 cases were reported in Herat and Bagdis, where they married 83 children and sold children aged 6 months to 17 years. According to the United Nations..

After the Taliban hijacked Afghanistan in August, the country fell into devastating poverty. It is estimated that 97% of Afghanistan will reach poverty levels by 2022..

The United Nations added that it was common to get married in exchange for dowry even before the acquisition.