Afghanistan faces security challenges in the face of the US troop drawdown and a new government.
As the United Nations marks Thursday as International Day of the Girl Child, the world body’s focus this year has been on ending child marriages.
In Afghanistan, the practice is illegal under the law but still common. In one case, an Afghan woman in Kabul was forced into a marriage at the age of 11.
Al Jazeera’s Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.