Child Brides

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  • The terrifying world of child brides: Devastating images show girls young enough to be in pre-school who are married off to older men, on Mail Online, by Snejana Farberov, October 12, 2012;
  • Video: Young girls in rural Afghanistan sold as child brides, 2.21 min, on BBC.co.uk, Jan 29, 2013: Millions of girls across the world end up as child brides, despite the practice being outlawed in many countries. In rural Afghanistan, the problem of child brides and underage marriage is widespread. Some families struggle to remain together and feel forced into allowing this illegal practice. It is a subject which is rarely spoken about and many of these marriages are organised to settle old disputes. Bilal Sarwary reports; with the links: Girl of five forced into marriage; What is it like to be a child bride?
  • The website GirlsNotBrides: Every year, an estimated 14 million girls are married before they turn 18. Robbed of their childhood, denied their rights to health, education and security. Child marriage is a global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. It denies girls their rights to health, to live in security and to choose when and whom they marry. It cuts short girls’ education and traps them, their families and their communities in a cycle of poverty. his cycle can be broken …;
  • Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides, 10.41 min, uploaded by PulitzerCenter, June 14, 2011: Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste …;
  • Afghanistan: Opium Economy and the Child Bride Phenomenon, 3.17 min, uploaded by PulitzerCenter,  Feb 7, 2012: Author Fariba Nawa discusses the causalities of the opium trade in her native Afghanistan. Event and interview conducted at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Photos courtesy of the author;
  • … and so on with key word child bride …

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