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Child Bride

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 ...

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...

'Girls, Not Brides'

AP | CHARLTON DOKI | Posted 03.08.2013 | World

JUBA, South Sudan -- The 17-year-old beaten to death for refusing to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather. The teen dragged by her family to b...

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.

Child Bride's In-Laws Sentenced For Torture

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 07.05.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The in-laws of a child bride who became the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan have been sentenced ...

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.

Indonesian Cleric Jailed For Wedding 12-YEAR-OLD Child Bride

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEMARANG, Indonesia — An Indonesian Muslim cleric who sparked a national outcry by marrying a 12-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to four y...

12-Year-Old Girl Dies While Giving Birth In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — A 12-year-old Yemeni child-bride died after struggling for three days in labor to give birth, a local human rights organization s...

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...

Yemen Islamists Fight Law Banning Child Marriage

AP | DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — She was 2 years old when her father promised her in marriage to a man in his 30s. It was a swap, so the father could marry the ma...

Nujood Ali: Yemen Blocks Ex-Child Bride's Trip To Austria

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Yemen has barred a former child bride from being honored in Austria, saying she is too young to travel alone. When she was less than 1...