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South Sudan Girl Auctioned on Facebook for Marriage

Female lawyers in South Sudan are urging the government to shut down an online auction for marriage rights to a 16-year-old girl. Monica Adhiue, acting executive director for South Sudan's National Alliance for Women Lawyers, calls the auction shocking and sad. "The practice is a gross human rights violation and violates the rights of a girl. It does not only deprive the girl child from education and limit her future opportunities in her life, but also increases the risk of...

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