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# child-marriage - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 30th 2020, 8:24 AM 25,050 Views 11 Comments

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

# child-marriage - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal
# Girls Not Brides
# Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

Dec 31st 2017, 9:30 AM 11,137 Views 4 Comments

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?
# Child Marriage
# Child Marriage

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 16,518 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

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

Nov 19th 2016, 7:35 AM 20,433 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.

# child-marriage - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 11th 2016, 2:29 PM 7,153 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.

# child-marriage - Sunday 10 July, 2016

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

'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.”

# child-marriage - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 26th 2016, 8:30 PM 36,812 Views 39 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 24th 2013, 1:09 PM 105 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.