Secret lives of child brides

Associated Press
Afghan women listen to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, during a speech about women's rights,  in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. President Hamid Karzai said he was happy the results from the Sept. 18 elections were being announced, and called on losing candidates not to take their complaints to the streets but instead to those empowered to deal with them. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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The case of a tortured Afghan child bride whose treatment shocked the world has led to three members of her husband's family being jailed for 10 years, an official said on May 5. The war on women rages on in countries like Afghanistan and India, where government leaders endorse edicts calling women second-class citizens, endangering hard-won progress in women's rights.

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