At 11 years old Mwaka was given to her neighbor as a child bride in exchange for 2,000 kwacha—about 16 US dollars. Her father needed the money to feed their family and Mwaka was sold off without her knowledge as a child bride to a man who was 65 years old. After six months, Mwaka […]
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) just held a breakthrough hearing on combating violence against women with IVAWA and CEDAW, and
seven women senators testified. We must thank the Senators for demanding action.