Causes of child marriage

Traditionally, a daughter’s success is measured in terms of making a good marriage and producing many children, but not her educational achievements.  Some of the most important reasons that compel parents to marry off their children early include:

  • Ensuring the girl marries while she has her virginity.
  • The fear that a girl will become too old for marriage, which will represent a failure on the part of her parents.


  • Creating a bond with the bridegroom’s family through common grandchildren.


  • Maintaining family status in the community.