Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Nigerian Child Bride

Hauwa Jubril, a Muslim girl carries a bowl on her head in Obalende, Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria’s secular and Islamic laws clashed when a senator notorious for marrying a 14-year-old filibustered a vote to amend the constitution by insisting that a girl child comes of age when she marries, not at 18. Enraged activists are demanding the senate revisit the vote, asking how a known pedophile could get away with subverting the country’s constitution. Image: Sunday Alamba/Associated Press
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