An alarming rise in child marriage among Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with the refugee and economic crisis in Lebanon has led to a staggering increase in child marriages amongst Syrian refugees in the country, where the rate of child marriage has increased four folds since the Syrian conflict began (Monla-Hassan & Yacoubian, 2020). While child marriage is a global issue, there are various country-specific […]

Child Marriage in the Sub-Saharan Africa: the Case of Niger

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Child marriage is a serious violation of every child’s right to reach their independence and full potential. Approximately 650 million young girls are married before their 18th birthday (UNICEF, 2018). Nowadays, even though this practice has decreased in many countries, it is declining at a very modest rate in the sub-Saharan Africa, where child marriage […]

Forced Marriage in Benin

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Forced marriage is an evil that is currently rife in Benin and is destroying the future of many young girls. This traditional practice has been passed down over generations, leaving many victims in its wake. Girls are forced into marriage by their parents before they have even reached puberty and, therefore, before they have attained […]