Religion and Poverty Force Girls into Early Marriages

April 11, 2011
Inter Press Service News Agency reports that  the majority of school-going girls in Marange, some as young as ten, have been married to older men from their church, the Johanne Marange Apostolic sect, which is infamous for believing in polygamy. Most marriages are arranged between adult men and under-age girls. Although ...

The Tragedy of Johane Marange’s Child Brides

February 2, 2011
At the tender age of 14, Nyarai has been betrothed to a senior member of the apostolic sect as the eighth wife. The Herald reported that the marriage was arranged outside her knowledge and she found herself dropping out of school to take up her new role as a wife. ...