When Janet Akiding wed in in 2004, when she was just 15, her husband's family paid a "bride price." That's the custom in Bukedea, the district of Uganda where she lives. Her parents received four goats, four cows and 200,000 shillings ($56).
Akiding's marriage eventually turned violent.
"Whenever he'd beat me, he'd say 'You people have taken my cows'," recalled Akiding,