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Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'
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Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'

Jun 30th 2020, 8:24 AM 25,058 Views 11 Comments

The UNFPA has called for urgent action to be taken to protect girls around the world.

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal
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Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

Dec 31st 2017, 9:30 AM 11,143 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2017, 7:15 AM 16,520 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2016, 7:35 AM 20,437 Views 52 Comments

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.

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

Oct 11th 2016, 2:29 PM 7,155 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Jul 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 23,063 Views 63 Comments

“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.”

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

Apr 26th 2016, 8:30 PM 36,837 Views 39 Comments

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

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

May 24th 2013, 1:09 PM 107 Views 29 Comments

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.