This Moving Video Aims To Raise Awareness On The Issue Of Child Brides
You might think that the idea of child brides is something relegated to the distant past, but in some countries laws are still in place that allow young girls to marry older men as long as the parents consent. For instance, in Lebanon, 14-year-olds are allowed to marry with consent, with there being no upper age limit on their spouses. Although this is the law, it's not something that happens often and it clearly leaves many residents feeling uncomfortable, as you can see from the video below! The video, made by an organization called 'KAFA', was staged with the bride and groom as actors, but the responses from passers by are real. Although a few people congratulate the 'couple', many people stop and show concern for the young bride, some even threatening the groom or refusing to leave the girl alone with him. The aim of the video was to bring awareness to outdated laws and ultimately have them changed to fit in with modern public opinion! Take a look and see what happens!