The staggering acceptance rate in Moroccan courts indicates that child marriage is still prevalent in the country and can no longer be considered an exception to the norm.

Moroccan Courts Approved 25,920 Child Marriage Requests in 2019
Henna tattoos are a common wedding tradition in Morocco. Photo credit: Josh Rodriguez
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.