In the words of a US State Department document published last year the very concept of child brides was robustly denounced as follows … Child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) CEFM is defined as a formal marriage or informal union where one or both parties is under the age of 18. As of 2010, there were … Read moreThe shocking scandal of child brides
Once again, a wholly reasonable attempt by lawmakers within Pakistan have failed to pass a law banning child marriages. It was an initiative by Marvi Memon, a member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, to improve existing child marriage legislation, but she has now been forced to withdraw the proposal. Why? One word – Religion, or to be a tad more … Read moreClerics stopped Pakistani lawmakers improving child marriage law with threats
Today in Iraq you can not get married until you reach the age of 18, except of course if you have the support of your parents then that drops to 15. Well, it is all about to change if a new proposed bill passes and becomes law. The UK’s Telegraph reports … Children in Iraq … Read moreUnderage marriage of 8 year olds to be legalised
A criticism levelled against Mohammed is that at the age of 50 he married a six year old child named Aisha. First, lets ask ourselves this – Does this actually matter? A rather obvious rebuttal is to ask why this might matter today. Mohammed lived back in the 7th Century, not in our modern age, … Read moreDid Mohammed really marry a 6 year old at the age of 50?
This is both sad, utterly pathetic, and beyond repellent, Reuters and various other sources report … An eight-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, in a case that has caused an outcry in the media … Read more8 year old Yemeni girl dies of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying 40 year old