South Sudan: Exchanging Daughters for Livestock
Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC), 10 March 2013
"You will marry this old man whether you like it or not," Aguet's uncles told her. Aguet, from South Sudan, was forced at age 15 to marry a 75-year-old man. Her family received 80 cows as dowry in exchange. "I resisted the marriage," she told Human Rights Watch. But her uncles beat her and the marriage went ahead. Aguet dropped out of school and went to live with her husband, who now also beats ...