Child brides sold for cows: The price of being a girl in South Sudan

In many communities here in one of the world’s poorest nations, daughters grow up with a single purpose: to be sold into marriage for cows to expand a family’s herd — the closest thing most people have to a bank account — and to buy wives for her brothers. Because it makes financial sense to marry off a daughter quickly, the brides are often children. Read more here about some of the Sudanese girls facing this common occurrence: