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Child Bride

Zarif Sahin: The Voice for Child Brides

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.08.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Staged Wedding Shoot Highlights Heartbreaking Reality About Child Brides In Lebanon

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.14.2015 | World

"I was jogging but my feet froze when I saw her." That's what one bystander in Lebanon said upon seeing a young girl in a wedding dress posing with w...

Chechen Teen Bride Scandal Puts Putin In Bind

Posted 05.20.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman's feared police force. The bride is 17, a shy beauty report...

This Woman Went From Being An Abused Child Bride To A Mayor Fighting For Women's Rights

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact

After enduring 13 years of physical and psychological torture, Berivan Elif Kilic decided to leave the husband she was forced to marry and commit her ...

Girl Who Evaded Child Marriage: I'd Rather Die Than Be Married Off

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact

In a bone-chilling three minutes, a young girl who evaded child marriage tells the world that she would “rather die,” than be forced to undergo an...

The Practice of Child Brides

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

If every girl is to go to school then we will have to end the practice of child brides. Universal education is not possible until children are able to grow up as girls -- not brides.

Turning Point: A Second Chance for Child Brides

Gillian Gaynair | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Gillian Gaynair

Like many of the girls I spent time with in Ethiopia's Amhara region earlier this year, Yeshi-Alem knows about not having choices. She was forced to marry when she was 10-years-old. A few years later, she gave birth to a boy and dropped out of school.

What A Matchmaker Taught Me About Finding Love

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 12.11.2012 | Weddings
Rym Tina Ghazal

And here lies her secret to a successful, long career of matching over 154 couples. She swears that, so far, she has had only one failure. Only one couple broke up soon after marriage from the ones she matched over a span of 12 years.

Inspiring Futures

Deborah King | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Deborah King

Those who have cried out against the sexualization of clothing and behavior of young teen girls are raising a valid point. But fictional Lolitas aside, it simply isn't true that young females are responsible for seducing much older men.

India's Child Bride TV Sensation Aims To Change An Ancient Tradition

Global Post | Jason Overdorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- Defying all the conventional wisdom about Indian television viewers -- notorious for dogged allegiance to campy soap operas that pitted i...