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On Growing Up Duggar

HA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Lana Hope’s blog Wide Open Ground. It was originally published on May 24, 2015.

For months, and for years, I have pleaded with the American public to stop glorifying the Duggar family and to get the Duggars off TV. 1,001 more words



At 22, I can’t imagine myself in a marriage, I feel I am still young, way too young. It breaks my heart going over the child marriage statistics every day, which are rising in all parts of Africa. 947 more words


A Child Marriage and Rat Poison

The recent news that, Kano State has decided to drop culpable homicide (or murder) charges against Wasila Tasiu, a child bride, who poisoned her husband, Umar Sani, has apparently brought to an end, a story which was never likely to end happily. 268 more words

Child Abuse

#FreeSantadevi: The Law & Child Marriage in India

In this piece we are unlocking the provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act which failed Santadevi in preserving her fundamental rights and left her no option but to fight. 1,037 more words

Women's Rights

Say no to child marriage !

Child marriage is an appalling violation of human rights. Every year 15 million girls are married before the age of 18, denied their rights of their education, health and long term prospects. 258 more words

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Playing God?

Daughters are precious. India has fewer and fewer girls; this is mostly because unborn female babies are being killed at a very high rate. The desires for a baby boy has become so much that husbands and families are willing to kill an unborn baby, if they find out it’s a girl. 718 more words


Govt withdraws charges against child bride

KANO—The Kano State government has dropped murder charges against  a 14-year-old girl, who reportedly killed her husband.
The child bride, Wasila Tasiu allegedly thumb-printed a confessional statement while in police custody that she killed her husband, Umar Sani through application of rat po… 6 more words