child brides

 
Ethiopia’s child brides can and must be supported
Ethiopia’s child brides can and must be supported
A 15-year-old, Aisha*, and her 19-year-old husband, Kidanu*, had a dream to buy a house and maybe more cattle before they had children. In...
'My family had no business selling me off for R4'
'My family had no business selling me off for R4'
The end of Maureen’s days at a primary school in north-eastern Zimbabwe marked the beginning of her life as a wife.
Underage, marginalised, married
Underage, marginalised, married
Sometimes it is important to reflect on how lucky we South Africans are compared with other people in countries such as Sudan. Although we may...
Laws fail victims of forced, early marriage in "chauvinistic" Burkina Faso - Amnesty
Laws fail victims of forced, early marriage in "chauvinistic" Burkina Faso - Amnesty
Burkina Faso's marriage laws are failing girls who are forced into early marriage by their families and threatened, abused and beaten by their...
Mozambique launches national plan to end child marriage
Mozambique launches national plan to end child marriage
Mozambique, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the...
Child bride customs stop here, with us
Child bride customs stop here, with us
Twenty-five years ago advocates successfully galvanised African leaders behind the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, born of a...
Abducted Nigerian girls 'married off'
Abducted Nigerian girls 'married off'
For two weeks, retired teacher Samson Dawah prayed for news of his niece Saratu, who was among more than 230 schoolgirls snatched by Boko Haram...
[Video]Child marriage in Malawi: The reality
[Video]Child marriage in Malawi: The reality
Due to cultural pressure and poverty, half the women in Malawi are married before their 18th birthday – some as young as 10 years old.
Nigeria's child brides in bondage
Nigeria's child brides in bondage
Ibrahim Kanuma winces as he recalls the moment a 63-year-old man asked him for his teenage daughter's hand in marriage. The proposal was not...

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