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scmp - 15 days ago

No love story, as coronavirus woes drive some ethnic minority families in Hong Kong to marry off teen girls

Late one night in June, social worker Yu Miu-po received a text message from a 16-year-old girl who left Hong Kong for Pakistan in March with her parents and siblings, when Covid-19 infections were severe.Born and raised in Hong Kong, she complained that her father was forcing her and her 14-year-old sister to get married and had picked two of his nephews as their bridegrooms.She said she did not want to marry someone three years older, whom she barely knew, but had no choice.“They think I’m…


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