Limited choices for women in Nigeria's north

Cultural traditions and economic challenges push women away from schools and into early marriages.

    Boko Haram's attacks on schools in Nigeria have taken a toll on education.
     
    But even before the recent violence and last month's kidnapping of more than 270 women and girls from a school, women in the largely impoverished north did not have many choices.

    Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Maiduguri in Borno state.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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