Child Brides In Nigeria

Child Brides In Nigeria

Nigerian Child Marriage

We take a look at the practice of female children being married off in Nigeria and look towards a future when this practice will no longer be common.

Last month, many Nigerians were up in arms over the issue of child marriage. This furore arose over a vote by the senate not to overrule a law which many have links to the practice of men taking child brides. The decision not to overturn the law came after a pitched battle in the senate, and in civil society. We take a look at the practice of female children being married off in Nigeria and look towards a future when this practice will no longer be common. According to some reports as many as 40% of Nigerian brides are under the age of 18 when they marry.

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