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Forced marriage, forced sex: the perils of childhood for girls

Forced marriage, forced sex: the perils of childhood for girls
7 pages

Ouattara, Mariam
Sen, Purna
Thomson, Marilyn

Sweetman, Caroline
Gender & Development Volume 6 Issue 3 Violence Against Women

Publication date
01 Nov 1998


Oxfam GB

Journal article

A new inter-agency group, the Forum on the Rights of Girls and Women in Marriage, has been formed to investigate how early marriage, non-consensual marriage, and rape within marriage affect girls and women. Comparing case studies from Nepal, West Africa, and India, the authors argue that, to be effective, we must address cultural practices harming girls separately.


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