Emma Watson calls for end to teenage marriage in Africa

Эмма Уотсон призывает покончить с подростковыми браками в Африке

The star of “Harry Potter” Emma Watson is not only famous for his acting, but also cooperation with the UN. Together with the organization, the actress is fighting for equality between men and women, and this struggle is happening in more advanced countries and third world countries.

In the framework of the He For She Emma recently visited the regional center of Malawi, where he talked to hot topics with pupils of one of schools of city Dezi.

Special attention Watson was paid to the issue of early marriage in African States. According to the actress, a similar custom is high time to forget and forever to say goodbye to them, because often informed marriage is not a personal decision of a particular girl, and forced action: “Meeting with young girls who, like many in this country struggling with poverty who are forced into early marriage… made me realize how important for women to be able to make their own choices”.

Watson said that early marriage is also depriving girls of the opportunity of development and self-realization.

It is worth saying that some use of such propaganda is already there.

In 2015, Malawi’s power made the decision to raise the official age for marriage to 18 years.