South Sudan Auction Reminiscent of 'Slave Market'
Advertising an 18-year-old on Facebook for marriage brought more attention to the substantial riches to be gained from trading adolescent girls in this way. As a result there is a very real risk that more families will put their daughters up for marriage online, or off, writes Susannah Birkwood for Plan International.
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. Read more »
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