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Early Marriage Figures for Iraq are Startling. Child Advocates Worry it Could Rise Even More (PRI)

Post Date: 08/18/2018

In 1997, 15 percent of Iraqi women wed before 18, according to government statistics. By 2016, Iraq’s early marriage figure jumped to 24 percent,… [Read More]

The Bangladesh Brothels where Men Pay Child Brides for Sex – While Police Look the Other Way (The Telegraph)

Post Date: 07/28/2018

(Warning: The following content may be disturbing to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.) Linking child brides and sex-trafficking: According to… [Read More]

Malaysia Government to Establish New Regulations on Child Marriage (Channel News Asia)

Post Date: 07/10/2018

The Malaysian government will establish a standard operating procedure (SOP) for marriages involving minors, meaning such marriages would no longer be… [Read More]

Child Marriage Involving Bride of 11 Sparks Outrage in Malaysia (BBC News)

Post Date: 07/03/2018

The wedding of a girl of 11 to a man of 41 has prompted outrage in Malaysia and calls for… [Read More]

Child Marriage: Open Communication, Holistic Approach Needed to Change Mindsets (Jakarta Globe)

Post Date: 05/25/2018

In many parts of rural Indonesia where child marriage is still considered a viable option, it remains a challenge to… [Read More]

Delaware Becomes First US State to Fully Ban Child Marriage (CNN)

Post Date: 05/14/2018

Delaware has made history as the first state in the nation to ban child marriage under all circumstances. Bethlehem Feleke,… [Read More]

‘My Daughter Demands More’: The Men Fighting Child Marriage in Lebanon (PRI)

Post Date: 01/20/2018

In training sessions run by the UN Population Fund and led by male peer mentors, men in Lebanon learn about… [Read More]

Child Pregnancies Reignite Sexual Abuse Debate in Turkey (BBC News)

Post Date: 01/20/2018

New reports of a spate of underage pregnancies in Turkey has sparked anger online. George Pierpoint, BBC News, January 18,… [Read More]

Turkish Child Marriage Religious Document Sparks Anger (BBC News)

Post Date: 01/05/2018

Turkey’s main opposition party has called for a parliamentary inquiry after the directorate of religious affairs said that, under Islamic… [Read More]

In Push to End Child Marriage in Guatemala, Young Women are on the Front Line (Christian Science Monitor)

Post Date: 01/05/2018

Countries in Central America have strengthened laws against child marriage, but rates are still high. Real change comes from changing… [Read More]