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On World's First International Day or the Girl Child, UN Calls for End to Child Marriage
World  (tags: children, freedoms, humanrights, UnitedNations, girls, child marriage, abuse, slavery, domestic violence, DV, International Day of the Girl Child )

Naoko
- 706 days ago - un.org
"Girls who are forced to marry are committed to being in slavery-like marriage for the rest of their lives. Girls who are victims of servile marriages experience domestic servitute, sexual slavery and suffer from violations to their right to health, >>
Morocco Still Divided Over Child Marriages
World  (tags: world, children, humanrights, child marriage, ethics )

Rose
- 868 days ago - asafeworldforwomen.org
The widespread practice of marrying minors continues to be one of the most incendiary legal and political issues in Morocco today, causing open confrontations between hard-line Islamists and moderates throughout the country.
Egypt's Women Urge MPs Not to Pass Early Marriage, Sex-After-Death Laws: Report
World  (tags: sex-after-death Islamic rule, child marriage )

Alexander
- 874 days ago - jihadwatch.org
Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) has appealed to the Islamist-dominated parliament not to approve two controversial laws on the minimum age of marriage and allowing a husband to have sex with his dead wife within six hours of her death.
Child Marriage Fought in Benin
World  (tags: children, forced marriage, child marriage, effort, safe haven, abuse, escape, UNICEF, Benin, africa, government )

Naoko
- 1577 days ago - afrol.com
Despite government effort to prohibit forced marriages of young girls, in Benin's rural areas practice prevails. Now, safe havens are provided for Beninese children suffering from abuse.
Child Bride Gets Her Divorce
World  (tags: humanrights, Yemen, child bride, child marriage, divorce, journalists, escape, terrible treatment, husband, Islam, age debate, minimum )

Naoko
- 1634 days ago - irinnews.org
SANAA, March 28 2010 (IRIN) - Throngs of journalists pushed forward to get a picture of 12-year-old Sally al-Sabahi as she signed her divorce papers in the Yemeni capital on 27 March. As she dipped her thumb in dark ink and pressed it next to her name on
We Need Your Help to Convince Congress to Fight Child Marriage Now: Please Take Action
World  (tags: HumanRights, child marriage, girls, children, congress, freedoms, usa, world )

Tierney
- 1673 days ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
Urge Congress to Stop Child Marriage There are an estimated 60 million child brides worldwide - some as young as 7 years old. If the present trend continues, another 100 million girls will be forced into marriage over the next decade
Tiny Voices Defy Child Marriage in Yemen - Landmark Divorce Suit Brought By Ten-Yr-Old
World  (tags: Yemen, deeply conservative, Arab, child marriage, common, rare public exposure, Yemeni girls, cycle of poverty, landmark legal case, divorce )

LucyKalei
- 2272 days ago - iht.com
Arwa left her husband's house & ran to local hospital, to complain he'd been beating & sexually abusing her for 8 months. That alone surprising in Yemen. Even more so: Arwa's only 9 yrs old! 2nd child bride to come forward in <month. New movement spurred
   

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