As I watch my daughter playing in the back yard, I think of my sister, Indrani.
Twenty years ago, we were forced into marriage when we were teenagers. My husband was twice my age but years later, I was able to divorce him. Indrani wasn’t so lucky. She was murdered in an honor killing for leaving her abusive marriage.
Today, I’m fighting to end child marriage which is thriving here in the UK. Girls should be educated and allowed to pursue their dreams.
This story was inspired by the true story of Payzee Mahmod who was forced along with her sister into child marriage. You can read about them here.
Child marriage is a crime against humanity.
This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.