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Tanzania Bans Child Marriage, But Law Could Have Little Impact
By Kizito Makoye, Reuters
But cultural traditions must also change to fully end the practice, activists say.
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Virginia Has Banned Child Marriage. Yes, It Still Exists In The U.S.
Previously, 13-year-olds could get married if they had parental consent and were pregnant.
The Practice of Child Marriage in Nigeria
Writer and Social Critic; Student, McMaster University
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
Giving Girls a Voice
Girls' Education Program Director, Room to Read
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
Author, "Married at Fourteen"
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
Professor, Public Intellectual, & Priest
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.
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