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A Child Bride’s Attempted Suicide in Lebanon

The tragic case of a 16-year-old child bride who attempted suicide should prompt Lebanon’s parliament to finally pass a law ending child marriage in the country. Expand The parliament building in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 27, 2016.  © 2016 Reuters Media and other reports say the girl jumped from the roof of her parents’ house in the border town of Arsal earlier this month after her husband divorced her and “returned her” to her parents. Her condition was reported as critical. The girl was reportedly forced to marry her cousin at the age of 14. After the divorce, her parents allegedly…

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