The CNN Freedom Project tells the story of young women being kidnapped as child brides by those who believe that having sex with a young girl can cure their HIV. In many African villages, girls as young as 12 years old are kidnapped and forced to marry older men.
speak of the term “Ukuthwala,” which translates to “pick up,” which
justifies the abduction of young women. In some cases, the kidnappings
occur with parental consent.
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