Forced marriage

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 11th, 2014
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KANO, Nigeria — A child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria killed the groom and three of his friends with a poisoned meal, police said Thursday. Fourteen-year-old Wasila Umaru was married last week to 35-year-old Umaru Sani, according to assistant superintendent Musa Magaji Majia. Over the weekend...
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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Jan 1st, 2012
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Kabul – An Afghan woman cut off her father-in-law’s penis with a knife after he tried to have sex with her, a doctor in eastern Afghanistan’s Ghazni province said Saturday. “One day when the husband was away from home he attempted to have sex with his daughter-in-law and she c...
By benim
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Sep 28th, 2011
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One month ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth Australia, the Royal Commonwealth Society and charity Plan International have issued a joint call for action in a new policy paper published today. Entitled Empowering Girls: what the Commonwealth can do to end early and forced ...
By benim
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Oct 24th, 2010
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“I took off my hijab, and I threw it on the floor and my brother got really mad. It’s the worst thing I could have done to offend my religion, aside from burn or tear the Koran. “My mother, she kind of stood still, and started listening, and it was very liberating that she finally [...