Three men went public and demanded the girl’s hand in marriage.
Target: South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit Goal: Enforce existing laws that prohibit child marriage, and enact substantive reform that will inhibit the further spread of these human rights violations South Sudanese women are faced with a myriad of extreme hardships in their everyday lives: high rates of poverty, low levels of literacy, a large gender gap in education, and the highest maternal mortality rate in the world—an estimated 2,054 deaths per 100,000 births.
But the prevalence of child marriage has only exacerbated the spread and problematic nature of the aforementioned human rights issues.
“There appears to be little political will to explore issues of truth, justice and accountability,” according to the report.
Since the fighting began in December 2013, more than 600,000 have fled to camps in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, and 1.5 million people have been displaced within South Sudan, putting them in danger of severe food shortages and possible famine, the report said.
April 11, 2017 (SSB) — A beautiful teenager was being married through a dowry competition. She was just at puberty age and knew little about sexuality or what is entailed in marriage process.