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In Nigeria (Northern Nigeria) young girls below the age of 18 are being given away to grown men for marriage. According to Wikipedia, many girls are married before the age of 15, some as young as 7. As of 2006, 15–20% of school dropouts in Nigeria were the result of child marriage. In northern states over 50% of the girls marry before the age of 15. Child marriage leads to teenage pregnancy and most importantly violates the rights of children. This petition is to put an end to this by pressuring the legislative and executive bodies of Nigeria to make and enforce the laws that discourage child marriage. I strongly believe we will eventually provide a place that is safer for the young girls and boys f Nigeria. Please sign this petition to show your support to stop the denial of the rights of our children. Every signature counts. Thank you.