Search Results for Tag: Child marriage
Last week, Malaysia considered outlawing child marriage, a contentious issue in the Muslim-majority nation, without success. Instead, an MP said nine-year-old girls are “physically and spiritually ready for marriage.”
Date12.04.2017 | 15:18
In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman is abducted roughly every 40 minutes. ‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. The old custom is becoming more and more common. Women are being kidnapped and forced to marry.
Date28.03.2017 | 12:47
Tagsabus, Ala kachuu, Child marriage, Forced marriage, kidnap, Kyrgyzstan, marriage, rape, Violence against women, women's rights, womentalkonline
Date23.12.2016 | 13:37
TagsAfrika, Child marriage, girls' rights, India, Monika Michel, Sonita, SOS Children's Village, Terre des Femmes
Her family wanted to sell her as a bride. An Iranian film director saved her by breaking the main rule of documentary filmmaking: do not interfere. The story became one of the best documentaries of the year, “Sonita.”
Date23.12.2016 | 13:03
TagsAfghanistan, Child marriage, Eminem, girls' rights, Iran, rapper, Rihanna, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Sonita, Strongheart, women's rigthts
Child marriage is still legal in Indonesia. It sounds provocative and cannot be denied. That it is legal can be seen clearly when the Constitutional Court declined suit against child marriage filed by women and children rights activist in June 2015.
Date19.08.2016 | 13:50
TagsChild marriage, children's rights, Indonesia, Tunggal Pawestri, violence against girls, women's rights