Afghani girl, married off at age 6, saved by U.S. Human Rights lawyer

In order to pay off a debt incurred by her mother’s illness, the father of six-year-old Nagma was sold to the family of a 19-year-old to become his wife. 

Clarion Project  After finding out about the case, U.S. rights groups contacted American Lawyer Kimberly Motley who has been working in Afghanistan for the past five years. Motley was able to raise funds to redeem Nagma and, with the blessings of Nagma’s parents, now intends to put Nagma and her brother into Afghanistan’s National Institute of Music, a school that takes orphans and underprivileged children.

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