VOA News: What does a child bride bring to a marriage — a dowry, social status, domestic labor, business connections? What is her value to two families, the one she leaves and the one she joins? And what is the cost to the girl? Early marriage doesn’t happen in only one region or in one religion.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 11, 2016 A new report using UN statistics estimates there are about 700 million girls around the world who were forced to get married before the age of 18. The Save the Children report — issued on October 11 to mark International Day Of The Girl Child — said a
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 20, 2016 The family of a pregnant Afghan girl who was burned to death has demanded that the government bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. The family of 14-year-old Zahra says she was tortured and set alight by her husband’s family in the central province of Ghor. Relatives of