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South Sudan plagued by child marriage where girls are sold for cows

Human Rights Watch

In 2022, young girls are still auctioned off into marriage and sold for cows in South Sudan, according to a South Sudan activist, reported in AP.

Though South Sudanese law restricts legal marriage to those 18-yards-old and over, the law is rarely enforced, as many families seek to profit monetarily from their child's marriage.


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