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:

http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-south-sudan-child-marriage-snap-story.html?utm_source=Child+marriage+in+the+News+-+Girls+Not+Brides&utm_campaign=41d1381a27-CM_in_the_news_5th_August_20168_4_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c21d02558c-41d1381a27-382382293

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

3 × 2 =