Increase seen in illicit summer child brides

08/6/2013 | Inter Press Service

Young girls in Egypt are being sold as child brides for a few days or months, writes Cam McGrath. The practice is being examined by organizations including the International Organization for Migration. The arrangements are unregistered and "afford no rights to the girl, or any children that result from these unions," says Sandy Shinouda of the IOM's Counter-Trafficking Unit.

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