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From TheJournal.ie Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

From TheJournal.ie How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18? Child Marriage

How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?

The consequences of child marriage are many and varied, but it can wreak devastating effects.

From TheJournal.ie Fury in Turkey over bill overturning child sex offences if men in question marry victim Sexual Assault

Fury in Turkey over bill overturning child sex offences if men in question marry victim

The government insists the legislation is aimed at dealing with the widespread custom of child marriages and any criticism is a crude distortion of its aim.

From TheJournal.ie 15 million girls worldwide are married before they're 18 years old Child Marriage

15 million girls worldwide are married before they're 18 years old

In developing countries, one in three girls is married before the age of 18 and one in nine before the age of 15.

From TheJournal.ie 'Try it tomorrow and see': Gambian president promises 20-year jail terms for child marriage Child Brides

'Try it tomorrow and see': Gambian president promises 20-year jail terms for child marriage

“The Imam and those that preside over the marriage ceremony would also be sent to jail. If you want to know whether what I am saying is true or not, try it tomorrow and see.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives' Child Marriage

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'

In Burkina Faso, children as young as nine are being forced into marriage.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world Opinion

Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world

The horrific incarceration suffered by three US women kidnapped and held for ten years is now over, but for one girl every two seconds – torn from her family and forced into marriage – it has just begun, writes Vanina Trojan.