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What It’s Like to Be Married at 7 Years Old

Despite high maternal and child mortality rates, Afghanistan maintains its custom of child marriage, subjecting victims to lives of poverty and misery.

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Forced Marriage of Children Happens in America, Too

Between 2009 and 2011, at least 3,000 girls and young women from 47 states were forced into marriage—including many under the age of 18.

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Given Away as a Child Bride, Afghan Woman Describes 24 Years of Abuse

After decades of captivity made possible by an inhumane custom, this 36-year-old whispers to a female reporter, “How am I still alive?”

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60 Million Underage Girls Have Been Forced to Marry

Girls all over the world are being deprived of their childhoods by being forced into early marriages. New research by human rights group Breakthrough shows as many as 25,000 girls are wed in India, many times by fathers who think they’re protecting their children from harm.

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