Child Marriages Bind Afghanistan's Progress

As the United Nations marks Thursday as International Day of the Girl Child, the world body's focus this year has been on ending child marriages. In Afghanistan, the practice is illegal under the law but still common. In one case, an

As the United Nations marks Thursday as International Day of the Girl Child, the world body's focus this year has been on ending child marriages.

In Afghanistan, the practice is illegal under the law but still common. In one case, an Afghan woman in Kabul was forced into a marriage at the age of 11.

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse speaks to a woman in Kabul who was forced into marriage at age of 11.

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