Former Child Bride, Once Sold to Pay Debts, Finds a New Start

Human Wrongs Watch

KURDISTAN, Iraq, 26 March 2020 (UNFPA)*  – Intisar* was only 15 years old when her parents forced her into a marriage. She described it as an act of commerce: They sold her to another family to pay off a debt. “It is the worst feeling in the world to be traded off like that by the people who are supposed to protect you,” said the now-37-year-old Intisar, during a recent interview.


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