[violence]early and forced marriages

Gulzabira Toreshova doesn't believe in happy marriages. She saw her husband for the first time at a friend's birthday party — by the end of the evening she had been abducted and forced to become his wife.
Marrying across the religious divide is still taboo in 21st-Century India.
Prosecutors at the Special Court for Sierra Leone have asked the tribunal's trial chamber to amend all previously issued indictments to include a new crime against humanity - forced marriage.
Solicitors are afraid of being branded racist if they intervene to stop forced marriages, the Law Society has said.
Taherunnessa Begum was only sixteen when she was married off to small time trader Sattar Mia twice her age.
Amelia Hill explores the scandal of ceremonies that lead to marital rape and slavery for girls as young as 12.
”We are going to shout about bride price across Africa and we are going to say 'no' to the sale of women,” exclaimed Atuki Turner to a crowded hall at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Au Royaume-Uni, le mariage de jeunes filles de moins de 16 ans est totalement illégal, mais cette réalité prend de l’ampleur dans les familles originaires d’Asie et du Proche-Orient.
Sweden is planning to ban all marriages to children under the age of 18, regardless of their nationality.
The declaration calls upon governments to end child marriages.
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