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Children in Congo

Four teenage girls abducted and forced into marriage- who were able to escape

1 in 7 girls in the developing world will be married before the age of 15. In North Kivu, DR Congo, hundreds of girls are abducted by armed groups and forced to become child brides every year. Here are the stories of four girls who were able to escape their captors. Watch and share this International Day to End Violence against Women. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.