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Child Marriage: An 8 Year Old Bride Dies Following Internal Injuries

He who has ears, let him hear now.  When I saw this, what came to mind was #childbride.

An 8-year-old girl identified only as “Rawan,” died following internal injuries she sustained on her wedding night. The young girl was forced into married to a groom who is reportedly about 40 years old.

Child Marriage: Talk With Nigerian Senator Yerima

Child Marriage in Darfur (Photo credit: UNAMID Photo) About Twelve Thousand Girls Have Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) In NigeriaWatching Former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Yerima on KAAKAKI this morning, hmmm, may God help our daughters in this country. He says "maturity has little to do with age" and to him : child marriage is marriage of a girl who has not reached the age of puberty." Any girl who has reached puberty is old enough for marriage. 
He argues that child marriage does not disrupt the girl child's education because he married his firstwife at 16, they have six children together and now