Lawyers in the country are urging the government to shut down an online auction for marriage rights to a teenage girl saying the practice is a gross human rights violation.
Facebook Auction of Child Bride Sparks Outrage
Deutsche Welle, 26 November 2018
Child marriage is common and rarely condemned in South Sudan. Politicians and army officers often openly take girls as their wives. The recent auction of one child bride on… Read more »
Facebook Auction of Child Bride Could Motivate Other Families - Activists
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 13 November 2018
The auction of a South Sudanese girl for marriage on Facebook could spur other families to use social media to demand bigger dowries for their daughters, activists said, urging… Read more »
Girl Auctioned on Facebook for Marriage
VOA, 7 November 2018
Female lawyers in South Sudan are urging the government to shut down an online auction for marriage rights to a 16-year-old girl. Read more »
Should the Highest Bidder Take the Woman?
Monitor, 8 November 2018
The internet was recently awash with news that the family of 17-year-old Nyalong Ngong Deng Jalang in South Sudan gave a chance to five men who lined up in a competition to marry… Read more »
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