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Underage Marriage

The Practice of Child Marriage in Nigeria

Udoka Okafor | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Udoka Okafor

We as a society must start to realize that the practice of child marriage must cease to persist, for the sake of the future of these girls that are married to early. Child marriage is a cultural issue, but it is also a social justice issue and a national health issue in Nigeria.

WATCH: Yeriman, The Nigerian Child Marriage Superhero

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 07.26.2013 | World

Is this Nigeria's newest superhero? Let's hope not. In a YouTube video for his "What's Up Africa?" series, Nigerian-British vlogger Ikenna Azuike ...

Giving Girls a Voice

Emily Leys | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Emily Leys

Today, 25,000 girls got married. All of them were under 18 and most had no say in when or who they would marry. The overwhelming majority will drop out of school if they haven't already. This is not acceptable.

Diary Of A 14-Year-Old Newlywed

Lucille Lang Day | Posted 09.27.2012 | Weddings
Lucille Lang Day

At Al's Drive-in the following year, I met Mark, a sixteen-year-old high school dropout. "If you don't let me marry Mark, I'll run away again or get pregnant. I'm not bluffing," I told my parents so many times that it became a sort of mantra.

Warren Jeffs' Appalling Abuse of Religion

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 10.06.2011 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

There is another aspect to the Warren Jeffs trial that I find particularly disturbing, one which has not received much media attention, overshadowed as it has been by Jeffs' horrendous sexual exploitations.

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...