[violence]early and forced marriages

This paper focuses on the experiences of those women and girls forcibly married within the Lords Resistence Army (LRA) in Uganda, and their attempts to reintegrate in civilian life after captivity.
"Hundreds of children fearing for their lives have called a new national helpline set up to assist victims of forced marriages since its launch four months ago, The Independent has learnt."
On September 21st, Moroccan Islamic scholars strongly rejected the fatwa authorising marriage for 9-year-old girls. An official inquiry has been launched.
Alors qu'elle s'apprête à entamer sa 4e année à l'école primaire, elle a été mariée par son père à un quinquagénaire qui refuse d'invalider l'acte.
Op-Ed: "Social ills are being created by the practice of multiple marriages."
The Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC) has called on government agencies to take necessary steps to end the practice of child marriages by adopting a clear and unambiguous position on such weddings.
The marriage between a 60-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl he 'won' in a bet has been postponed after protests from human rights groups.
The polygamous communities of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) - a branch of Mormonism - have openly practiced forced and underage marriages, incest, and abuse for decades. Under the clause of 'religious freedoms', however, this practice has been permitted to continue in the Canadian province of British Columbia and lengthy court cases have been further delayed by repeated appointments of special investigators.
The Egyptian authorities have banned a 92-year-old man from marrying a 17-year-old girl, the Egyptian al-Akhbar newspaper has reported.
Vani is a forced marriage custom in the tribal areas and province of Punjab, in Pakistan. This custom is tied to blood feuds among the different tribes and clans where the girls are forcibly married to the members of different clans to resolve feuds.
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