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Force Feeding Girls for Marriage



Mauritanian Mother Force Feeding Daughter, Leblouh, Photo Courtesy of

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 02:18 a.m. EDT, 11 April 2010 MAURITANIA, West Africa – Thousands of young girls in the West African country Mauritania, continue to be subjected to the cruel practice of gavage or force-feeding to make them more desirable for marriage. Every year girls as young as five are routinely forced to […]

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