Conviction Of Father In Ivory Coast Child Marriage Case Seen As Step Toward Eradicating Practice
Agence France-Presse: Jail for I. Coast dad who tried to marry off 11-year-old daughter
“A father in Ivory Coast was ordered to jail and fined on Wednesday after a court found him guilty for trying to arrange the forced marriage of his 11-year-old daughter. His was the first trial of its kind in the West African nation, and the verdict was seen as an unprecedented step towards stamping out the illegal, but widespread, practice of child marriages…” (10/29).