Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Interview With Child Bride

"In some parts of the world children can find themselves married before they've even become teenagers. As part of the BBC's Generation Next series, one such bride - Nigerian Sa'adiyya Shu'aibu Dambatta, who is now happily married to someone else - talks about her first marriage. "I was married off when I was just 12 years old - and very immature. No-one has asked me whether I liked the man or not. When it was time for the marriage, I just heard that I had been married to him. I was then taken to his house, but I did not stay. I suffered a lot. I would run away from the house at one o'clock or two o'clock in the night, and go to my parents." BBC News, Link to Article (last visited 12-71-6)

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