Posts Tagged ‘child marriage’

Somali lawmaker presents bill to legalise child marriage Comments 0

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

A bill to legalise child marriage has been presented to the Somali parliament. At present there is no law mandating a minimum age for marriage in Somalia. Deputy speaker Abdiweli Mudeey’s bill provoked criticism from other lawmakers when they realised it would legalise marriage at puberty. For some girls, this would be when they were Read more

Child marriage: a 15 year old widowed mother Comments 0

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

In the next 60 seconds, 28 girls will be married. Another 28 will be married in the minute after that. And then 28 more. And so on. Every year, 15 million children become wives. Young women who are actually still girls — but who already have a husband, and sometimes even a child: It is Read more