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Suffer the Little Children: Recent Nigerian Legislation Raises the Specter of Child Marriage

Suffer the Little Children: Recent Nigerian Legislation Raises the Specter of Child Marriage

Date Published: 
Wednesday, 31 July, 2013
Summary: 

The  (PC) has determined that “[i]n northern Nigeria, 45 percent of girls are married by age 15, and 73 percent are married by age 18.”  A  cites this as one “of the highest rates of early marriage in the world.”


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