Mariama is 23. At the age of 15, she was married to a local religious leader twice her age. She now has two babies, is a second wife, and stays at home doing “nothing”.
- Emma Heywood
- The Conversation
Her childhood dream of becoming a doctor faded many years ago.
She is not alone.
The latter is covered by the Civil Code, with a minimum age of 18 for boys and 15 for girls, but in practice, cultural and social traditions are still dominant.
Many women have…