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December 30, 2017

Best of 2017 #2 | Child brides are a little-known, but very real, problem in America today

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When she was 10, Safia Mahjebin's father threatened to have her married off. She's from New York and now wants people to know child marriage is not just a foreign problem. Produced by: Jasmine Garsd. Image credit: Jasmine Garsd/PRI.

Aired March 17, 2017

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Riya A
How are these people legally married in the US? Isn't that illegal? Also, how can an adult's parents force them to get married? Can't someone call the police or child protection services?
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Carolyn R
Terrible. Child brides are so wrong. Good for her to speak out about what is going on.
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