Tag: child marriage
Putrajaya urged to end child marriages by standardising minimum age of marriage in all states.
The study finds that the Central African Republic has the highest rate of child marriage among boys followed by Nicaragua and Madagascar.
Women of all ages come together and marched on parliament in the capital Beirut to fight against child marriage.
Sisters in Islam says the Tumpat MP's stand against increasing the marriage age and on marrying off couples caught for khalwat is not in line with the interests of children.
Sisters in Islam voices concern over a revelation that Kelantan approved 10 underage marriages in the past one year.
The Tasek Gelugor MP's view that underage marriage should not be banned drew fire from women activists two years ago.
Activist urges the authorities to locate the girl before she is married off to someone else.
Gender rights group Sawo says allowing children to marry at an early age only leads to more poverty.
Kasthuri Patto hopes the decision will have a spillover effect and will spell the end to child marriages in the country.
The 348-page report underlines various human rights issues such as child marriages, freedom of speech and stateless children, which continue to plague society.
The causes of child marriage are complex and include traditional beliefs, climate change and conflict.
'If the kids are old enough to get married, they are old enough to say something about it.'
Sisters in Islam says there must be evidence-based research in order for meaningful discussions to take place.
The 59-year-old housewife recalls the horror of being a child bride.
Unicef is conducting a study together with Universiti Malaysia Sabah and state think-tank Sabah Institute of Development Studies on stateless children.
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, the UN Special Rapporteur on exploitation of children, presents her preliminary findings.
A state Umno leader expresses shock over remarks by Shafie Apdal over calls to raise the minimum age of marriage.
The chief minister, however, says all views will be taken into consideration before any decision is made on the legal age limit for marriage in Sabah.
An activist says there is no proof to the mufti's claim that some children as young as 14 are mature enough to marry.
The present-day system allowing underage marriages is not much different from the now-outlawed practice of selling babies for adoption.
The deputy prime minister says she is against child marriage and had only given a descriptive statement of what the 15-year-old girl told her officers.
Minister in charge of Islamic affairs Mujahid Yusof Rawa says only Selangor and Kuala Lumpur are adhering to the SOPs approved following the first high-profile case in June.
The PKR lawyer says Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail appears to be drawing 'slapdash conclusions' on the most recent case of underage marriage in Kelantan.
The deputy women, family and community development minister says while grooming charges do not come from her ministry, it fully supports investigations into underage marriages.