Child Marriage: South Sudan
Child marriage occurs in many developing nations all around the world. Recently, Human Rights Watch focused on South Sudan, suggesting that the fledgling government do more to protect vulnerable girls from the damaging practice.
Girls who are married early suffer a number of problems including decreased educational opportunity and increased chance of maternal mortality. They are stripped of their rights to live free from violence, and to marry only when they are able and willing to give their free consent.
Learn more about the situation in South Sudan.