THE WORLDPOST
04/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

In Afghanistan, Idea Of Women's Rights Starts Taking Hold

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Mariam was 11 in 2003 when her parents forced her to marry a blind, 41-year-old cleric. The bride price of $1,200 helped Mariam's father, a drug addict, pay off a debt.

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