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# child marriage

Last month
December 2022
Voices
Opinion: Child Marriage - a human rights violation happening every two seconds
Carole Wickham of Plan International Ireland outlines the needless suffering of so many young girls and what can be done to prevent it.
Last year
2022
# child marriage
UN says young girls in South Sudan still auctioned off into marriage in exchange for cows
South Sudan has the world’s fifth-highest prevalence of child marriage.
All time
# child marriage
Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'
The UNFPA has called for urgent action to be taken to protect girls around the world.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.”
# 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.
Voices
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.