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    FGM conviction: Mother of girl, 3, becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

    FGM conviction: Mother of girl, 3, becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

    A woman whose three-year-old daughter was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) has become the first person in the UK to be convicted for the …

  • “People assume this just happens in Muslim countries, but forced marriage happens in the US too, in many places, because patriarchy. Daniele Selby suffered a lot but became an activist to prevent this happening to other girls. "I survived being raped at age 8 by the church bishop and then by my mom’s husband. When I was 9, I was raped again, this time by the deacon of the church. I got pregnant.

    "At 10, I laid in Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where my mother had sent me and I gave birth to my daughter — alone. Giving birth is a hard thing to do as an adult, so imagine being just 10 years old. I didn’t even understand the process of what was happening with my own body. It was devastating.

    "And then when authorities started investigating the situation, I was forced to marry my rapist to cover up my own rape. The age of marriage in Florida is 18, but if you’re pregnant or have a child, you can be married at any age to a man of any age. So, instead of handcuffing him for what he did, they handcuffed me by putting me, an 11-year-old, in a wedding dress.

    "I had six children with him before I finally got a divorce at age 17. And each time I got pregnant, I was taken out of school, starting with being kicked out of school when I was 10 and pregnant. That really sums up my childhood."

    https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/child-marriage-bride-survivor-florida-law-sherry/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=iterable_campaign_US_Feb_2_2018_Fri_content_digest_actives_alive_180d”

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    I Was Married Aged 11 in Florida. Now I Shine a Light on Child Marriage in the US.

    I Was Married Aged 11 in Florida. Now I Shine a Light on Child Marriage in the US.

    Update, May 30, 2019: Sherry Johnson shared her story with Global Citizen in January 2018; since then, laws in several states have been amended — …

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