Child marriages were common throughout history for a variety of reasons including poverty, insecurity, as well as for political and financial reasons.Today, child marriage is still fairly widespread, particularly in developing countries, such as parts of Africa, The incidence of child marriage has been falling in most parts of the world.
His doctors diagnosed him with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
To treat and manage these conditions, Hidalgo received various prescriptions for medication.
The Schedule 1 categorization of the plant unfairly targets medical marijuana patients and puts them at risk for unemployment, and therefore poverty and potential homelessness.
Hidalgo maintains optimism for his future and is working hard to pay off his debts so that he can continue his education.
The legally prescribed marriageable age in some jurisdictions is below 18 years, especially in the case of girls; and even when the age is set at 18 years, many jurisdictions permit earlier marriage with parental consent or in special circumstances, such as teenage pregnancy.
In certain countries, even when the legal marriage age is 18, cultural traditions take priority over legislative law.Kristian Hidalgo’s story is, unfortunately, all too common.Although cannabis legalization is becoming more widespread in the United States, the plant remains a schedule 1 narcotic and is federally prohibited.Born and raised in the South Bronx in New York, Hidalgo has battled depression since his teenage years.And then, in 2015, a host of severe physical ailments added to his struggles.The countries with the highest observed rates of child marriages below the age of 18 are Niger, Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Guinea and the Central African Republic, with a rate above 60%.