News on Child marriage

11 March 2015
News
A girl peeks from her one-room shelter in an informal settlment for Syrian refugees in   Al-Marj, Lebanon. Desperation has pushed some Syrian refugee families to see child   marriage as a way to relieve economic pressures. © UNFPA/ David Brunetti
CHOUEIFAT, Lebanon – When Hiam, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, learned her parents wanted her to marry a complete stranger, she felt helpless. But she saw a way out after hearing of a UNFPA-supported... Read more
14 February 2015
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School girls say #IDONT. Photo shared by Action Health Incorporated, a Nigeria-based youth organization.
UNITED NATIONS, New York – This Valentine’s Day young people around the world are harnessing the power of social media to raise their voice against child marriage. New estimates show that, this year alone, 13.5 million... Read more
4 October 2012
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KABUL —Freshta, con quince años, ha logrado huir del matrimonio que la habría unido a un hombre con más del doble de su edad. A cambio, no obstante, ha sido expulsada de su hogar. Además, vive con la angustia de que su... Read more
9 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — "A la edad de nueve años soñaba con ser abogada", confesó Viviana Palacios, de 23 años y procedente de Colombia, ante un auditorio abarrotado durante la segunda jornada de la Conferencia de Women... Read more
9 October 2012
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KAPILVASTU, Nepal—Bijay Laxmi tiene 15 años; lleva casada desde los 11. En unos meses se mudará con la familia de su marido, a quien no conoce. Allí se dedicará a cocinar, limpiar, cuidar del ganado y, muy probablemente... Read more
14 May 2013
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Casi el 40 por ciento de los 14 millones de guatemaltecos, pertenecen a uno de los más de 20 grupos indígenas mayas. Un número desproporcionado vive en zonas rurales pobres y aisladas, con limitado acceso a los... Read more
15 October 2014
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DAMASCUS, Syria – “No girls want this life,” said Nour,* a 12-year-old girl from Aleppo, Syria, who was married to a 30-year-old man earlier this year. “Teenage Syrian girls are being forced into early marriages to... Read more
29 September 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “After I turned 16, my father wanted me to marry a 25-year-old man named Alhamza,” Nana, who is still 16 years old, told a room full of dignitaries and leaders at a high-level panel... Read more
9 October 2014
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HARARE, Zimbabwe – Fourteen-year-old Shamiso Nyamutamba has endured more than her share of tragedy. When she was three, her mother died. Two years later, her father also passed away. She went to live with an abusive... Read more
21 July 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – When Zeinabou, from in the Zinder Region of Niger, was 15, her parents forced her to drop out of school and marry an older man. The brief marriage would be marked by repeated and escalating... Read more

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