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"SaharGul--- 15-yr-old forced to marry her rapist who then forced her into prostitution. when she ran away, she was beaten, her finger nails removed with pliers, her ear burned, starved for weeks and imprisoned in her home. The gov't. sent her back to her in-laws.

Afghan wife Sahar Gul being taken to hospital. Her in-laws tried her to force her into prostitution by torturing her. The torturers have been released another example of barbaric behavior toward women.

Illegal Child Marriage

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Child Brides

Maya, and Kishore, India. Family members escort the newly married Maya and Kishore to his family's home. They were married on the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritiya, which is said to.

The red mark on Sabita's forehead indicates that she is married. So what's the issue? She was just 14 at the time. Plan International's Because I am a Girl report on child marriage is being launched at the United Nations in Geneva, entitled 'A girl's right to say no to marriage' – and is available in mobile and tablet friendly versions: http://plan-international.org/girls/childmarriagereport/

Despite being prohibited by international human rights law, child marriage continues to rob millions of girls of their childhood. Read about the actions needed to end child marriage.

Guddu Bai, 7, sits at the back of a truck as she waits for her family members after being wed at Biaora, outside Bhopal, India. Young children are married off as part of centuries-old custom in some Indian villages.

Child marriage in Tanzania limits girls' access to education and exposes them to serious harms. We documented cases in which girls as young as 7 were married. The government should set 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls and boys as a first step.

Drawing for an English project: A Thousand Splendid Sun. (Art, sketchbook idea, drawing)

Drawing for an English project: A Thousand Splendid Sun.