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African Union Starts Campaign to Curb Child Marriage

Fourteen million girls below the age of 18 are forced into marriage each year by their parents in developing countries.  Most of these countries are in Africa where at least 30 percent of girls are married before age 18, often against their will.   Now the African Union has launched a two-year campaign to end child marriage in Africa.   Zenabu a 16-year-old girl from Niger says that she was taken out of school by her parents to get married, but her husband would beat...

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