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National Geographic Taboo – Beauty, Isabelle Caro

August 14, 2011

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Child marriage a scourge for millions of girls

August 4, 2011

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This story is part of a TrustLaw special report on child marriage * A child is married every three seconds * Millions condemned to poverty and poor health * Children of child brides also at risk NEW YORK, Aug 4 (TrustLaw) – Child marriage, which steals the innocence of millions of girls worldwide and often […]

Child “drought brides” sold secretly in Kenya

August 4, 2011

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HABASWEIN, Kenya (TrustLaw) – “It’s done in the dark,” said Fatuma Ahmed, squatting inside her makeshift stick shelter. “Some people sell their daughters at a tender age so they can get food. It’s common but people are silent about it.” Prolonged drought in northern Kenya has pushed many families, like widow Ahmed and her seven […]

Teenage brides suffer pain and shame of fistula

August 4, 2011

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NAIROBI (TrustLaw) – “Nobody wants a woman who passes stools all the time and smells,” whispered Farhiya Mohamed Farah, explaining why her husband divorced her when she was pregnant with their second child. Farah developed a hole between her vagina and rectum, causing feces to leak from her body, after giving birth to her first […]

Woman found dead, kin allege murder for dowry

August 3, 2011

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Body of a 23 year old married woman Mangi Bhil was discovered from a well in a village under Pratap Nagar police station. Woman’s relatives have accused her in-laws for killing her for dowry. The case has been registered by the Pratap Nagar Police, however no one is arrested yet. Mangi Bhil, from the village Rebariyon […]