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#Child brides

# child-brides - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Turkey religious affairs state agency under fire for saying girls as young as nine could marry

The agency reportedly made the statement in a post on its website, which has since been removed.

# child-brides - Sunday 10 July, 2016

'Try it tomorrow and see': Gambian president promises 20-year jail terms for child marriage

“The Imam and those that preside over the marriage ceremony would also be sent to jail. If you want to know whether what I am saying is true or not, try it tomorrow and see.”

# child-brides - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Married before she was 1, Meghwal met her husband as he was hurling abuse at her school gates

Some Indian women are fighting back against arranged marriages.

# child-brides - Sunday 19 July, 2015

'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex'

Memory didn’t want that happen to her.

# child-brides - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Young boy saves 12-year-old classmate from becoming a child bride

Sumit also saved himself – and countless others.

# child-brides - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# child-brides - Friday 24 May, 2013

Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world

The horrific incarceration suffered by three US women kidnapped and held for ten years is now over, but for one girl every two seconds – torn from her family and forced into marriage – it has just begun, writes Vanina Trojan.

# child-brides - Monday 8 August, 2011

Polygamist leader heard on tape training child brides for sex

Warren Jeffs was convicted on Friday of child sex abuse. He’s the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.