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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.
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'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.”
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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.
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'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.
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Young boy saves 12-year-old classmate from becoming a child bride
Sumit also saved himself – and countless others.
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
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.
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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.