|Arjina, 13, from Bangladesh with her mother. Her parents agreed to delay |
her marriage until she was 18 after hearing arguments against child marriage
When I was with UNICEF Philippines, I remember travelling to a village in the south. I passed by a wake where four very young children were wailing beside a makeshift coffin. I stopped by to pay my respects and it was only when I signed the condolence book that I learnt that the deceased mother was only 16 years old.