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Fatima, now 16, recalls how she was abducted and released in northern Ghana.
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Kidnapped for marriage: child brides speak out

Himaya Quasem 27 Jun 2017

In its most violent form, child marriage begins with abduction. Women and girls kidnapped in northern Ghana talk about how they survived.

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Free sanitary towels for Kenya’s schoolgirls

Charlotte Clarke 23 Jun 2017

The news just announced that free sanitary towels are to be given by Kenya’s government to schoolgirls is a big step towards making sure girls don't have to drop out of school when they have their period.

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