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Posts Tagged ‘child marriage’

A Man Marries a Little Girl in Nigeria as Part of Culture

AP photo   By Joseph Besong In Africa culture plays a very big role in marriage, especially in the traditional setting. Some marriages still accept old traditions that look ancient and old fashioned.

British girls are being sold as child brides like I was, says campaigner

Flora Bartlett/Reuters   By Emma Batha When Gabriella Gillespie was six her father killed her mother; when she was 13 he took her and her sisters to his native Yemen and sold them as child brides.

Child Marriage: Solving the consequences and policing the right policies

By Ebi Robert   A sure way to achieve peace is respect for human rights –                       Child marriage is malice to Humanity.

Bangladesh Launches Nationwide Coverage of ‘Child Help Line – 1098’

Andrew Biraj/Reuters   By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has launched nationwide coverage of the country’s first toll-free ‘Child Helpline – 1098’  to provide a free telephone service to children who are facing violence, abuse and exploitation.

One girl under 15 married every seven seconds – Save The Children

Danish Siddiqui/Reuters   By Temesghen Debesai One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.

Tears of Shame

By Zeeshan A. Shah   If you wish to thrive for 100 years, then educate your Children  – Dalai Lama     In a recent UN report on Sustainable Development Goals –SDGs, Pakistan has been identified as having one of the worst indicators in Education Development. It has saddened many of us to know that […]

Zimbabwean court criminalises Under-18 marriages

By Mathew Masinge Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has outlawed the practice of marriage for minors under the age of 18, a ruling channeling progress towards ending child marriage in Southern Africa.

South Sudan: International Day of the Girl

By Peter Louis South Sudan on Sunday marked the fourth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl under the global theme ‘The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030’, with a call to UN agencies, governments and other stakeholders to redouble efforts to empower adolescent girls as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.