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20 year old South Sudan woman killed for refusing marriage

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To go with AFP STORY BY ZOOM DOSSO - A 15 year old woman seeking medical treatment waits at the Doctors Without Boarders (MSF) clinic in Monrovia on November 30, 2009 after being raped. In Liberia where rape is surrounded by social taboos medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is trying to get victims to come forward and get treatment after their ordeal. AFP PHOTO / Glenna Gordon (Photo credit should read GLENNA GORDON/AFP/Getty Images)

Rights group Amnesty international (AI) are calling for justice over the death of a 20-year-old lady killed for refusing to marry a man her family had selected for her.

“The inhumane consequence of this forced marriage that resulted in her death only highlights the need for an urgent end to this practice” says, Amnesty International.

According to a 2017 UNICEF study, 52% of South Sudanese girls are married by the time they are 18.

Source : Africanews

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