Friday, November 28th, 2014

 

Child Brides in Tanzania

Tanzania is a country located in East Africa where child marriages often take place. According to Human Rights Watch, girls at very young age ranging from 7 years to 16 years are forced to marry elder men. In return, girls' families receives dowry (lots of cows) for getting their daughters married. The early marriages have set their lives in jeopardy, exposing these girls to verbal and physical abuse, spousal rape and female genital mutilation. Many were forced to go through gender mutilation prior to their marriages. Girls who refused to marry were verbally abusedRead More