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The untold stories of early marriages in South Sudan

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18 Jan
Ngenge Ransom Tanyu

Our policy paper for this week is finally here.

Written in a style that is somewhat unique, the paper discusses the issue of early marriages in South Sudan, with the Toposa of the State of Kapoeta as a case study, a community where early and forced marriages are engrained in the culture. 

A girl may be married off as young as nine years old for as low as two cows valued at $100 apiece to an old man. 

You can access the full paper here: