Child brides in west Africa: Girls fight back

No to nuptial nightmares in Niger ZEINABOU Moussa is but a girl, flat-chested, soft-skinned and shy. Yet at just 16 she has seen more of marriage than she would like. Earlier this year, having been beaten and bullied into wedding a stranger, she took a stand.She fled her husband’s home in Niger’s southern province of Zinder no fewer than four times after the ceremony, only to be dragged back by unsympathetic parents

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