Tag Child marriage

Raphael Udoye Cries Out as His 17-Year-Old Sister Is Given Out in Marriage Without Family Consent and Knowledge

Raphael Udoye, an obviously very angry man has publicly denounced his supposed in-laws after his younger sister (who will turn 18 in September) is wedded off to an older man without the knowledge and consent of the child bride’s family

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Meet the Marriage Terminator, Theresa Kachindamoto, Who Has Broken up Over 850 Child Marriages in Her Country

Theresa Kachindamoto is a mother of five. She is a chief in Malawi, overseeing almost 1 million people, and she is rapidly becoming one of the greatest threats to child marriage in the country. Theresa has used her position as

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‘Child marriage is our religious belief’ – Nigerian Muslim Man Causes Outrage on Twitter

A Nigerian Muslim man who goes by the name, Usman Solo, left Twitter users shocked after he said that child marriage is a religious belief. Usman made the statement while reacting to Femi Fani –Kayode’s tweets in which he criticized the Sultan

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Police Raid Wedding as 22 Year Old Man Marries Child Bride – But Get There Late!

In yet another dreary story of child marriage, Pakistani police officers who raided a wedding between a 22-year-old man and a five-year-old girl are claiming they were too late to stop the union. According to Mirror, officials carried out a

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Bizarre! See Why 16 Year Old Boy Married 71 Year Old Woman – WATCH

A 16-year-old boy named Selamat Riayadi has stirred a lot of controversy in Indonesia after he tied the knot with his 71-year-old sweetheart, Rohaya. According to reports, the controversial marriage took place after the couple threatened to kill themselves if they were barred

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Child Marriage to Cost Trillions of Dollars by 2030 – World Bank Explains Why

Child marriage is a global challenge that has been shown to contribute to a number of harmful consequences, including school dropout, early pregnancy, intimate partner violence and infant mortality. World Bank reveals each year, 15 million girls are married before

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 ”Girls as young as 9 are ready for marriage” – Malaysian Lawmaker

Shabudin Yahaya, a Malaysian member of parliament, has sparked outrage online after stating that girls as young as nine are ”physically and spiritually” ready for marriage, as some 12 and 15 year old girls looked older than their actual ages. He further

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“We Are Working To Legislate Against Early Marriages” – Emir Of Kano

One time governor of Central Bank, and current Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, disclosed recently that the Kano Emirate Council and other stakeholders are working towards legislating against early marriage. The Emir has been very vocal about this act.

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Heartbreaking! Father Forces 13-year-old Daughter to Marry His 56-year-old Friend in Kano

A man has caused a stir in Kano after making arrangements to get his own underage daughter married off to a much older man, who happens to be his friend. Daily Nigerian revealed that a Qur’anic School teacher in Kurna Babban

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Check Out Pretty New Look Of Ese Oruru Who Was Forcefully Converted To Islam

The young 14-year-old girl, Ese Oruru who was abducted and forced into child marriage (read here) before she was rescued is now looking stunning  following her rehabilitation since her release. The teen mum who is expected to resume her education

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Ese Oruru Set To Go Back To School 8 Months After Being Rescued

Eight months after 14-year-old Ese Oruru was rescued and reunited with her family, plans have now been finalized by her parents to return the teenager to school and she is expected to resume her education as a first-year Senior Secondary

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CHILD ABUSE? Outrage As Boy, 12, Is Set To Marry 11-Year-Old Cousin

The intended marriage between two minors, Omar, a 12-year-old boy, and his 11-year-old cousin, Gharam, in Egypt, has received worldwide condemnation, sparking outrage among activists as Egyptian law prohibits marriages for anyone under 18. Reports from Dailymail revealed that the engagement between

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Read Emir Of Kano, Muhammadu’s Sanusi’s Statement On Child Marriage

Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II yesterday released a statement condemning child marriage via his Instagram page. Read below. (Marriage of women below 18 years) – Women are suffering from reproductive health challenges were products of such marriages. Time

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‘This is our custom,’ Grandmother Says As Grandson, 13, Marries 19-Year-Old Bride

A Russian bride identified as Bilana B could face charges and a potential jail sentence of three to ten years for having sex with a child under the age of 14. According to Mirror, police launched an investigation after the

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Child Marriage: Afghanistan Father Gives 6 Year Old Daughter To 55 Year Old Imam In Exchange For A Goat

This is unbelievable! In exchange for a goat as well as other food items including rice, tea, sugar, and cooking oil, a father gave her 6-year-old daughter identified simply as, Gharibgol, out in a religious marriage ceremony to a 55-year-old man named Seyed

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Photo: 60 Year Old Man Arrested While Trying to Marry 9 Year Old Girl

A 60 year old man has been apprehended by the police in Pakistan for trying to marry a 9-year-old girl. According to a social media user, Omar Quraishi who shared the post the incident happened in Pakistan. The police were able

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Another Teenage Girl Kidnapped And Married Off In Zaria

A teenage girl, Ifeoma Nichodemus left her parents home in the Hausa community in Zaria, Kaduna in May 2014 after a fight with her mother. She reportedly went to a neighbour’s house to calm down or so her parents thought…21

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UPDATE: Abducted Bayelsan Teenager, Ese Oruru, Has Been Released To The Police

The now 14 year old Ese Oruru who was abducted by one Yinusa a customer of the child’s mother and taken to Kano for marriage under Islamic rites has been released to the Nigeria Police Force. According to channels TV, the

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35-Year-Old Man Marries 6-Year-Old Girl in India

Police in India are searching for a man for allegedly arranging a child marriage between a 35-year-old man and six-year-old. According to Mirror UK, police in Rajasthan, India say the marriage broker identified as Jamuni Bai, 51, is known for arranging marriages with

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Girls In Mozambique & Zambia Forced To Go To Sex Camps In Preparation For Child Marriage

Girls as young as eight are reportedly being sent to sex camps designed to prepare them for marriage by teaching them how to be good at sex in Mozambique and Zambia. The sordid training begins as soon as the girl begins

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