Child marriages bind Afghanistan's progress

As UN marks International Day of the Girl, Al Jazeera speaks to Afghan woman forced to marry at age 11.

    As the United Nations marks Thursday as International Day of the Girl Child, the world body's focus this year has been on ending child marriages.

    In Afghanistan, the practice is illegal under the law but still common. In one case, an Afghan woman in Kabul was forced into a marriage at the age of 11.

    Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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