Young women who were captives of Boko Haram speak: Nigeria

After conquering Bama, the second-largest town in Nigeria’s Borno state, a small group of fighters from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram forced their way into the thatched-roof home of Hawa’s family, demanding the 15-year-old girl as a bride. “My parents refused to give me away in marriage,” Hawa told me in November. “So they killed them in front of me.” Read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/27/sunday-review/29Exposures-child-bride-interactive.html?_r=2&utm_source=Child+marriage+in+the+News+-+Girls+Not+Brides&utm_campaign=cab8df1d91-CM+in+the+news+11%2F02%2F17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c21d02558c-cab8df1d91-397922041

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