Child Marriage

By IndepthAfrica
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May 13th, 2014
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by Ikechukwu A. Ogu In the second week of April, 2014, Nigerians were hit by news of a 14-year old Kano girl, Wasila Umar, who poisoned her 35-year old husband, Umar Sani, and three of his friends to death by putting rodenticide in their meal. The child said she did not love the deceased, and [&helli...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 1st, 2013
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Justine John DYIKUK The theatre of the absurd unfolded recently when the former Governor of Zamfara State and member of the House of Assembly, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima persuaded the Senate to support underage marriage in Nigeria. Section 29 of the 1979 Constitution which deals with the manner of ren...
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Jul 24th, 2013
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By Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Abuja -  Senate Might Get rid of Section 29 (4b) From Constitution. There are hints that the Senate might remove the controversial portion of the constitution which several Nigerians believed legalizes under age marriage. Nigeria Senate President, David Mark drop the hin...
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Jul 22nd, 2013
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By Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica The senator that represents Ondo Central Senatorial Area in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Ayo Akinyelure, on Monday apologised for his support of the controversial support for girl marriage by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Now with te...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 30th, 2013
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By Gillian Gaynair Enana recalls her parents bathing her many years ago to get ready for, they told her, a holiday celebration. She doesn’t remember how old she was. “I was a child,” Enana said. “I didn’t even know how to clean myself.” A child, but ready -in her p...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 9th, 2013
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Government Should Protect and Support Girls Who Refuse Forced Marriage The government of South Sudan should increase efforts to protect girls from child marriage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on the eve of International Women’s Day. The country’s widespread child marriage exace...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 12th, 2012
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The United Nations and the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs (MoWCYA) call upon everyone to join hands with them to eliminate child marriage in Ethiopia. Ethiopia has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world. According to the 2011 Demographic and Health Survey, sixt...
By benim
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Mar 31st, 2011
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Child brides are not only robbed of childhood, but also face a range of health risks. USAID targets attitudes, education, and empowerment. It all starts at the community level. credit: Pathfinder-Ethiopia Yeshi Alem, left, educates her village about the perils of making girls marry young. She is seen...
By benim
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Dec 6th, 2010
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Dhaki is from the southern region of Ethiopia. At age 13, instead of going to school, Dhaki was marrried and tended cattle for her family. Her husband, 11 years older than she, regularly forced himself on her. Her nightly cries were ignored by her neighbors, and she was shunned by her community for n...