The relationship between child marriage and educational deprivation is strong. In most developing countries, it is extremely difficult for girls to remain in school once they get married. Even before the marriage, girls are envisioned to drop out of school due to the expectations that she will take care of the children and the house.
This tradition is often normalized in many countries. As a result, it can be difficult for married girls to return to school. They face several obstacles, such as pregnancy, the responsibility for their children, and their husbands.
Some countries also forbid pregnant girls and young mothers from returning to school.
Education is a powerful tool to combat child marriage. They would be able to reach their potential and develop skills and knowledge to make informed decisions. And although the lack of education is not the root cause for child marriage, addressing this issue would greatly avoid future child marriages.