Child bride

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

The debate on Nigerian Child brides moved to Al Jazeera's The Stream. It featured Senator Ahmed Yerima; Nollywoood actress - Stella Damascus; Lagos State University's Professor Ishaq Akintola and Aminu Gamawa - a Lawyer and Doctoral student in Sharia more

4 Sep 2013 00:00 News