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15 Year Old Girl Decides Her Marriage Fate

Ruth Gbaka A 15-year-old girl (names withheld) has taken the decision to decide her fate in life by reporting her father to the office of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Ekiti, over an alleged attempt to force her

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Child Marriage: Nigeria Rated World’s 11th Worst Country

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Wednesday said Nigeria ranked 11 among the 20 countries in the world with the highest prevalence of child marriage. Mr Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator

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Gambia bans child marriage

  Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced a ban on child marriages in the predominantly Muslim West African nation, threatening heavy jail terms for those who break the new rules. Speaking to a group of Muslim elders in Banjul, Jammeh

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