Teen Woman in SouthSudan auctioned Away to Union on Facebook
|Teen Woman in SouthSudan auctioned Away to Union on Facebook|
Even a 16-year-old South Sudanese girl was sold for union via face-book at a troubling case that has been called"similar to latterday slave niches "
"This innovative use of technology is similar to latterday slave markets. That the lady might be sold for the union on the planet's biggest social media site in this era is beyond belief," country manager of Plan International South Sudan,'' George Otim, said in an announcement.
"while it's typical for dowries to become utilised in marriages from South Sudanese civilization; nothing could excuse how this girl -- that continues to be a kid -- was treated as only the object, sold to the lien ready to provide the maximum money and goods."
Facebook told Mashable it removed this article when it became alert to it on Nov. 9, days later Plan International said she had been wed off Nov. 3. Vice news-reports that the report calling for bids has been released on Oct. 25.
"Any human trafficking if articles, pages, adverts or bands that coordinate this activity aren't permitted on Facebook. The moment we were made conscious with the informative article we worked fast to eradicate the articles and associated profile,''" a face-book spokesperson said in an announcement.
From South Sudan law, most girls and women have the right to agree to the union, and a young child below the age of 18 should be susceptible to manipulation or misuse.
Anti-child union organisation Women Maybe not Brides clarified that"many Southern Sudanese communities visit child union for ways to safeguard girls from premarital sex and unwanted effects."
UNICEF estimates over fifty per cent of girls from South Sudan are coming before their 18th birthday with the ongoing struggle over the nation forcing families towards driven unions as ways to find money.
This episode is just another illustration of face-book a failure to solve monitoring problems as its hit expands around the planet.