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Study Shows High Rates of Child Marriage and Maternal Death Across Nigeria

Study Shows High Rates of Child Marriage and Maternal Death Across Nigeria

Nigeria accounts for 13 percent of global maternal death rates, with 36,000 women dying in pregnancy or child birth each year, and child marriage rates across Nigeria often outpace those in other nations around the world.
African Union Launches First Campaign to End Child Marriage

African Union Launches First Campaign to End Child Marriage

The African Union launched its first campaign to curb child marriage in Africa last week, in cooperation with African governments, UNICEF, the UK Department for International Development, and several civil society organizations.
Nigerians Demand More Rescue Efforts for 200 Kidnapped Girls

Nigerians Demand More Rescue Efforts for 200 Kidnapped Girls

Nigerians are demanding that their government do more to bring home the roughly 200 girls who were kidnapped more than two weeks ago on April 14 by the militant insurgency group Boko Haram.
Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Bride Dies of Internal Injuries First Night of Marriage

Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Bride Dies of Internal Injuries First Night of Marriage

According to a 2010 report by the Social Affairs Ministry, more than one-quarter of Yemen females marry before the age of 15.
Outrage Over Continuing Child Marriage in Nigeria

Outrage Over Continuing Child Marriage in Nigeria

There has been outrage since the Nigerian Senate votedon July 16th to allow girls to marry without age restrictions.