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The Dutch Don't Care About Marriage
World  (tags: Dutch, family, marriage, society, freedoms, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 172 days ago - slate.com
I was in Amsterdam for probably three hours when I began to see that having children and not being married was not a big deal there. In fact, marriage itself is not a big deal there.
Yemen: End Child Marriages By Enacting and Enforcing a Minimum Age of Marriage Law
World  (tags: women, equality, girls, petitions, Yemen, civil rights, marriage )

Freya
- 212 days ago - org2.salsalabs.com
My message to other parents is that they should not think of marrying their daughters at a young age, girls should go to school. I don't want any girl to suffer as I did. Girls should be educated in order to be able to live happily and in dignity.
Ask the Yemeni Government to End Forced Child Marriage
World  (tags: Yemen, Rawan, 8 year old, marriage, Islam, Muslims, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, girls, crime, death, freedoms, middle-east, society, violence )

Ge
- 216 days ago - e-activist.com
Aged 8, Rawan was sold by her parents, and forced into a marriage with a man five times her age. The injuries her young body sustained from her "wedding night" resulted in her death, and her story has sent shockwaves throughout the world.
WalkFree.Org | Ask the Yemeni Government to End Forced Child Marriage
World  (tags: politics, government, Yemen, women, children, marriage, culture, safety, society, family, humanrights )

Candy
- 218 days ago - e-activist.com
The Yemeni Government has the power to bring an end to Forced Marriage forever; the first step is to ban the marriage of anyone under the age of 18, protecting children from a life of domestic & sexual slavery.
Girls Like Sahar Gul Need Our Help!
World  (tags: Afghanistan, Muslims, Islam, Human Rights, Freedoms, girl, girls, women, marriage, paedophilia, pedophilia, middle-east, society, violence )

Ge
- 220 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Sold into marriage at age 12, Sahar Gul was chained in the basement, starved, burned and beaten by her in-laws, had her fingernails torn out when she refused to become a prostitute, and was finally admitted to a hospital so broken she was unable to wal
Don't Allow Egypt to Lower Minimum Marriage Age for Girls ACTION
World  (tags: freedoms, humanrights, children, girls, marriage, ethics, violence )

Nancy
- 681 days ago - forcechange.com
Egypt is currently debating legislation to change the minimum age for marriage for girls from eighteen to as young as nine years old. This would open up young girls to sexual and physical abuse and erode women's rights in post-revolution Egypt.
End Child Marriage. Pass the International Protecting Girls By Preventing Child Marriage Act ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
World  (tags: humans, children, marriage, protection, environment, humanrights )

Cher
- 1188 days ago - change.org
Urge the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and President Obama to pass the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act in the 112th session of congress.
Tell Congress: Pass the Child Marriage Act Before Time Runs Out ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
World  (tags: humans, children, marriage, environment, protection )

Cher
- 1223 days ago - change.org
We need the House to follow the Senate's lead and help eliminate the harmful practice of child marriage. You can help -- make sure your legislators know where you stand on child marriage.
Iran's Divorce Rate Stirs Fears of Society in Crisis
World  (tags: iran, society, politics, ethics, humans, world, divorce, marriage, culture, interesting )

Cal
- 1229 days ago - nytimes.com
Divorce is skyrocketing in Iran. Over a decade, the number each year has roughly tripled to a little more than 150,000 in 2010 from around 50,000 in 2000, according to official figures. Nationwide, there is one divorce for every seven marriages
Ban Child Marriage Worldwide ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
World  (tags: humans, children, marriage )

Cher
- 1268 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Adolescent girls are smart, inquisitive, hard-working and ambitious. But they are not ready for marriage. Still, one in seven girls in the developing world is married before her 15th birthday.
Girl, 12, Divorces 80-Year-Old Husband
World  (tags: saudi arabia, marriage, divorce, tradition, off-beat, odd, interesting, bizarre, unusual, women, world, society, culture, safety, society, women, world, rights, religion, culture, ethics, freedoms, abuse, child, children, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ch )

Randy L
- 1458 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
The case of a 12-year-old Saudi Arabian girl who successfully won a divorce from her 80-year-old husband could prompt the Arab kingdom to introduce a minimum marriage age, the Telegraph of London reports.
ACTION ALERT:Help Stop Child Marriage
World  (tags: children, marriage, abuse, suffering )

Tonya
- 1498 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Right now there are an estimated 60 million child brides worldwide--some as young as 7 years old.
Shouting at Your Wife May Get You a Criminal Record in France
World  (tags: Marriage, Law, Legal Advice, Crime, Punishment, France, News )

Alisa
- 1565 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Married couples in France could end up with criminal records for insulting each other during arguments.
"Forbidden Couple" Escape - Malaysia
World  (tags: marriage, forbidden, Malaysia, Kelantan, high court )

Naoko
- 1572 days ago - thestar.com.my
Despite being under siege, the infamous "forbidden couple" of Kelantan managed to dash out their house before the arrival of religeious enforcement officers. The couple have now gone into hiding.
Saudi Arabia Mulls Underage Marriage Ban
World  (tags: world, middle-east, saudi arabia, government, politics, freedoms, ethics, humanrights, society, children, brides, marriage, law, culture, family, women, rights )

Tom
- 1812 days ago - islamonline.net
Coming under local and international criticism after a series of marriages of young girls to men at the age of their fathers, Saudi Arabia is considering a total ban on underage marriages. Currently, Saudi Arabia has no legal age limit for marriage.
 

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