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Ending the Silence on Child Sexual Exploitation

IRAQ: Children forced into temporary marriages

As a teenager, Rusul dropped out of school to work. It was tough, and after a while, she started dreaming of getting married. She wanted someone who could share the burden and provide for her. A man who had been coming to her store every day grabbed her attention, they got married. She thought the marriage was forever, but after a few weeks, he disappeared.

In this episode, you will hear more about Rasul's journey, and how temporary marriages are used by perpertrators of trafficking.

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