This Pakistani Comic Book Brings The Country's Issue Of Child Marriage To Light

    A team of youngsters have waged war against social ills, and their latest target is child marriage.

    Social issue-based pakistani comic Team Muhafiz, which launched in August last year, just released its third edition, and it tackles the region's problem of child marriage.

    Team Muhafiz and the Child Raiders is the story of Safiya, a schoolgirl whose passion for football is cut short by her family's plans for arranged marriage plans.

    The issue explores the age-old tribal custom of "vani", whereby young girls are forcibly married as a punishment/price for a male relative's crime.

    Team Muhafiz, the team of young, local heroes whom the comic is based on, rescue Safiya just in time, and deal with her perpetrators.

    You can visit Team Muhafiz's website to read the comic (available in English and Urdu) for free here.