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Nigeria’s poisonous patriarchy

Many in Nigeria believe that familial and even societal honor depends on women’s complicity, purity, and silence

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

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

Graça Machel stands up for girls’ education at Hong Kong summit

The former Mozambican education minister delivered a searing message for girls’ rights

Ukuthwala: The sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa

In its traditional form, ukuthwala is a collusive strategy used by willing lovers to secure marriage negotiations. But the practice has mutated.

Nigeria’s children tied up in a marriage knot

Poverty, traditions and no education means laws will do little to end the practice of child brides.

Child brides bear the damage but it also harms families, communities and nations

Changing social norms will help end the practice that traps and endangers women and their daughters and preserves intergenerational poverty.

Child marriage still rife in Mozambique

More than half a million Mozambican women between the ages of 20 and 24 years old got married before the age of 18.

Education is the foundation for young girls’ future

Along with better access to health services and reducing child marriage, education can save many lives.

A powerful weapon in the fight against modern slavery

The Global Slavery Index will help shape national and global efforts to root out modern slavery in Africa and across the world, writes Nick Grono.

Child marriage in South Sudan

Human Rights Watch reveals how child marriage in South Sudan exacerbates high maternal mortality rates and perpetuates violence against girls.

Morocco’s Parliament pledges to change rape law

A Morocco law that allows a rapist to escape prison by marrying his victim is being amended by the kingdom's Parliament.

Isn’t it time Africans stood up against child marriage?

Lawmakers, activists and world leaders are meeting in New York this week to discuss ways to accelerate the Millennium Development Goals.

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