Rabat - Child marriage is a cultural tradition that still exists in Morocco and in many other developing countries in Latin America, Africa, South, East and West Asia. Child marriage is defined as marriage before reaching the age of eighteen, and it is usually practiced among people belonging to a poor socioeconomic background. Islam also allows child marriages. Once the girl begins menstruation, then she has reached the marriageable age, even if she is less than ten.

Jabbar Dayaa is a teacher trainee (Teaching English as a Foreig Language) at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Rabat.