Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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Philippines bans child marriage

The government says the law on banning child marriage is consistent with international conventions on the rights of women and children.

Putrajaya obliged to raise minimum age of marriage for Muslim girls, says rights group

LFL says the government is bound by its obligations under various international treaties and cannot allow individual states to have the final say in the matter.

12-year-old’s marriage causes stir in Iraq

The legal age for marriage in Iraq is 18 but can be lowered to 15 in cases of parental or judicial consent.

Hunger forces Afghans to sell young daughters into marriage

Child marriage has been practised in Afghanistan for centuries, but war and climate change-related poverty have driven many families to resort to striking deals earlier and earlier in girls' lives.

Behind the veil of child marriage

Activists welcome the change over the years but say more groundwork is needed to dislodge long-held social norms.

Child marriage in Malaysia: how old is too young? It depends on who you ask

Some religious authorities do not see child marriage as sensitive or worth discussing.

Disfigured by acid, the face of violence against Yemen’s women

'I went through hell,' says 19-year-old who was married at 12 and rejected by her husband at 16 before being disfigured in an acid attack.

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