A research showed it was common for Pakistani children to be engaged early, with girls typically engaged or encouraged to marry by the age of 14 or 15. Photo: Shutterstock A research showed it was common for Pakistani children to be engaged early, with girls typically engaged or encouraged to marry by the age of 14 or 15. Photo: Shutterstock
A research showed it was common for Pakistani children to be engaged early, with girls typically engaged or encouraged to marry by the age of 14 or 15. Photo: Shutterstock

No love story, as coronavirus woes drive some ethnic minority families in Hong Kong to marry off teen girls

  • Girls as young as 14 taken out of school, made to marry cousins in Pakistan, social workers say
  • Reports of more forced marriages as poor South Asian families face pandemic hardship

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A research showed it was common for Pakistani children to be engaged early, with girls typically engaged or encouraged to marry by the age of 14 or 15. Photo: Shutterstock A research showed it was common for Pakistani children to be engaged early, with girls typically engaged or encouraged to marry by the age of 14 or 15. Photo: Shutterstock
A research showed it was common for Pakistani children to be engaged early, with girls typically engaged or encouraged to marry by the age of 14 or 15. Photo: Shutterstock
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