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Kuuntunna, 30, sits with his daughter Porshia, seven.  They are outside her school but he worries that her education could be cut short by the risk of marriage by abduction, which is a disturbing problem in the part of northern Ghana where they live.
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Meet the men standing against child marriage

Himaya Quasem 21 Jul 2017

Child marriage is a gross violation of a girl’s rights. Here dads in Ghana describe how they’re working with local women to end it.

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In photos: busting period taboos at Latitude 2017

Natalia Fricker 18 Jul 2017

Check out our period-busting pics from Latitude festival

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