Child marriages in Afghanistan: The fight against selling underage girls
16 October 2022 | 9:19 am
In Afghanistan, girls are at increasing risk of child marriage. As hunger and poverty surge, families are offering their underage girls, some very young, to older men in exchange for money. Volunteers from Too Young to Wed are helping girls reunite with their parents.
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