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Ukuthwala: The sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa
Ukuthwala: The sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa
“Back home in the Eastern Cape, ukuthwala is normal and has always been, so long as one has the means to pay lobola and if the girl's family...
Nigeria's children tied up in a marriage knot
Nigeria's children tied up in a marriage knot
When Halima Ibrahim got a marriage proposal, she didn’t hesitate. A new and exciting experience beckoned; a way out of grinding poverty where she...
Child marriage still rife in Mozambique
Child marriage still rife in Mozambique
Albino Francisco, a National Coalition to End Child Marriage in Mozambique representative told delegates at a psychosocial forum on Thursday,...
[Video]In Bangladesh, girls damaged by child marriage
[Video]In Bangladesh, girls damaged by child marriage
Bangladesh has the highest rate of child marriage of girls under the age of 15 in the world.
[Video]Child marriage and FGM in Tanzania
[Video]Child marriage and FGM in Tanzania
HRW calls on Tanzania to set the minimum age for marriage at 18, following an investigation into high levels of child marriage and FGM in the country.
Education is the foundation for young girls' future
Education is the foundation for young girls' future
In 1990, the Italian World Cup was played to the sound of Luciano Pavarotti's Nessun Dorma. In that same year, 12.6-million under-fives died from...
[Video]Child marriage in Malawi: The reality
[Video]Child marriage in Malawi: The reality
Due to cultural pressure and poverty, half the women in Malawi are married before their 18th birthday – some as young as 10 years old.
A powerful weapon in the fight against modern slavery
A powerful weapon in the fight against modern slavery
Slavery has been with us for thousands of years. It's documented in records scratched on 4 000-year old tablets. It led, in one of...
[Video]Child marriage in South Sudan
[Video]Child marriage in South Sudan
Human Rights Watch reveals how child marriage in South Sudan exacerbates high maternal mortality rates and perpetuates violence against girls.
Morocco's Parliament pledges to change rape law
Morocco's Parliament pledges to change rape law
This inches defenders of women's rights in Morocco closer to a long-awaited goal.
Isn't it time Africans stood up against child marriage?
Isn't it time Africans stood up against child marriage?
Lawmakers, activists and world leaders are meeting in New York this week to discuss ways to accelerate the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in...

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