Today early and forced marriage in Burkina Faso is robbing thousands of girls as young as 13 of their childhood, while the cost of contraception and other barriers prevent them from choosing if and when to have children, Amnesty International said in a report published.
Coerced and denied: Forced marriages and obstacles to contraception in Burkina Faso reveals just how a lot of women and girls are threatened or beaten if they attempt to make their particular choices about when to marry or have kids.
Alioune Tine, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Western and Central Africa.
“Far a lot of ladies and girls in Burkina Faso don’t have any control of their everyday lives: they truly are denied their straight to select if, whenever sufficient reason for who they marry and whether or not to have children,” said Alioune Tine, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for western and Central Africa. (more…)