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When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12. Auma's story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda drop out of education more

25 Oct 2017 00:00 Uganda

Three different incidents in the last week cast, poignantly, in bold relief the plight of the girl-child in Nigeria. Thanks to The Punch newspaper which launched the #FreeEse, #JusticeforEse campaign and the civil society groups that took up the more

4 Mar 2016 00:00 Reuben ABATI

United Kingdom's Minister for Preventing Abuse and Exploitation - Karen Bradley, has marked the first anniversary of the criminalisation of forced marriage by vowing there will be no respite in the drive to end the crime. more

20 Jun 2015 00:00 News

African nations have pledged to eradicate child and forced marriage in the region at the African Union Summit, according to African Union Goodwill Ambassador to End Child Marriage - Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda. more

20 Jun 2015 00:00 Africa