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Child marriage is defined as a formal marriage or informal union before the age of 18. While child marriage is observed for both boys and girls, overwhelming majority are girls. It is related to... More
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Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian school girls reportedly sold as brides to militants for $12, relatives say
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Relatives say the girls are being shared as wives among Boko Haram militants. #Nigeria #BokoHaram #ChildBrides

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On world stage, India lets down its child brides - The Times of India
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India has the record of having the highest absolute number of child brides, but has refused to sign the first-ever global resolution on early and forced marriage of children.

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Nigeria's child brides: 'I thought being in labour would never end' | Global development | The Guardian
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Despite recent condemnation of child marriage, a toxic blend of routine and religion continues to ruin young lives. Monica Mark reports

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http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/01/story-yemen-child-bride
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Noora Al Shami was forced to wed a man in his 30s when she was 11 years old. Her story is typical of many girls and young women in the Yemen. But what can be done to spare future generations the same

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India's Innocent: Secret Weddings of Child Brides - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com
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In India, marrying off a daughter means one less mouth to feed, which is why children are forced to illegally marry very young. CBN News was there for one ceremony.

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allAfrica.com: Mauritania Must Ban Deadly Force Feeding of Child Brides - Activists
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allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

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Meet ‘cultural norm’, he kills girls: The tragedy of child brides - Comment - Voices - The Independent
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This week a court in Birmingham heard the case of a 14-year-old girl who became pregnant after she was taken to Pakistan against her will and forced to marry a 24-year-old man.

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Early and forced marriage - facts and figures - Plan UK
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Every three seconds, a girl becomes a child bride. What are the causes of early and forced marriage? What are the consequences? How can education prevent early and forced marriage? How can governments help?

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Pakistan's child brides married off for 'honour' | NDTV.com
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One sunny afternoon as she skipped home from school, Saneeda was accosted by her estranged father, who wanted to marry her to a man she'd never met to settle a debt of "honour". She was five years old.

Posted by Antigone  (Greece)

Child bride's marriage was permitted by father, say police
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The father of 12-year-old girl gave his blessing for her to be ''married'' to a Lebanese university student in the Hunter region earlier this year, police will allege.

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Survival stories of life as a child bride | News.com.au
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THEY are the tragic faces of child marriage; expected to cook, clean, engage in sexual activity and perform any other duty their husbands want.

Posted by cemtarik  (United Kingdom)

Too Young To Wed
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Too Young to Wed, a multimedia partnership between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and premier photo agency VII, seeks to raise awareness of the practice and ultimately, to end it. Please join us.

Posted by gregor  (Canada)

Child Brides - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine
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Too Young to Wed: The bride may be 14, 10, 5. The practice of child marriage is illegal—yet still thrives.

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Married Young: The Scourge of Child Brides in South Asia | Siddharth Chatterjee
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Child marriage is both the symptom of a patriarchal society unwilling to let women progress and the cause of other gender-based issues such as economic marginalization and poor health care....

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Ethiopian former child bride tells her harrowing story | Mail Online
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Alemtsahye Gebrekidan, now 38, from Ethiopia, was married off at the age of 10 to a boy she had never met.

Posted by gregor  (Canada)

 
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