Nearly Half of Teenage Girls in Forced Marriages in South Sudan

Nearly half of South Sudanese girls between 15 and 19 years old are married. Some were as young as 12 years old when they were forced to marry men who, in many cases, were far older than them. The Old Man Can Feed Us So You Will Marry Him, a new report from Human Rights Watch, documents these facts and describes the terrible consequences of forced marriage for so many girls in South Sudan.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/nearly-half-of-teenage-girls-in-forced-marriages-in-south-sudan.html#ixzz2PJb197vB

 

 

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