Secret lives of child brides

Associated Press
7-year-old child bride Guddu Bai sits at the back of a truck as she waits for the rest of her family members after being wed, at Biaora, about 135 kilometers from Bhopal, India, Saturday, May 7, 2011. Ignoring laws that ban child marriages, young children are still married off as part of centuries-old custom in some Indian villages. India law prohibits marriage for women younger than 18 and men under age 21. (AP Photo/Prakash Hatvalne)

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The case of a tortured Afghan child bride whose treatment shocked the world has led to three members of her husband's family being jailed for 10 years, an official said on May 5. The war on women rages on in countries like Afghanistan and India, where government leaders endorse edicts calling women second-class citizens, endangering hard-won progress in women's rights.

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