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Ethiopia’s child brides can and must be supported

Ethiopia is home to 15-million child brides. Providing education and contraception services can help

‘My family had no business selling me off for R4’

Think child marriages only happen in far off countries? Think again.

Underage, marginalised, married

The phenomenon of child brides amounts to state-sanctioned statutory rape

Laws fail victims of forced, early marriage in “chauvinistic” Burkina Faso – Amnesty

Girls who are forced into early marriage are abused and denied access to contraception.

Mozambique launches national plan to end child marriage

Child marriage affects nearly half of Mozambique's girls. The country has unveiled a national plan to end this practice.

How schooling can save African girls from becoming child brides

Although important victories have been won in the fight to protect girls from becoming child brides, the practice remains common and is growing.

Child bride customs stop here, with us

The practice remains rampant in Africa, but concrete steps can be taken to stop the scourge.

Abducted Nigerian girls ‘married off’

As rumours swirl about the missing Chibok pupils, soldiers say rescue plans are being leaked to rebels.

Nigeria’s child brides in bondage

Deep-rooted traditions and conservative religious beliefs continue to ruin the lives of young girls in Nigeria.

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