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#child marriage

# child-marriage - Sunday 31 December, 2017

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.

# child-marriage - Sunday 23 April, 2017

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.

# child-marriage - Saturday 19 November, 2016

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.

# child-marriage - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

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.

# child-marriage - Sunday 10 July, 2016

'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.”

# child-marriage - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

'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.

# child-marriage - Friday 24 May, 2013

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.