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.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 26 November 2018
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This is Africa, 29 November 2018
South Sudanese teenager Nyalong Ngong Deng Jalang has been married off to businessman Kok Alat after he surpassed five other tycoons, including a deputy governor, in a "bidding… Read more »
South Africa: 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 has… Read more »