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Laila Was 13 When She Was Forced Into Marriage. Now She’s Speaking Up For Change

When Laila was 13 years old, the Yemeni teenager returned home from a fun day at school to find her mother crying in bed. Her father returned home soon after

Child marriages jump during summer in Hyderabad

The number of child marriages increases in the months of March, April, and May in the city and its outskirts. Officials from the women and child welfare department and childline

Mobile van rolls out to ‘stop child marriages

Jodhpur: District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) rolled out a mobile van ahead of the ‘Akha Teej’ – an auspicious occasion for wedding – to create awareness among the people of

Child Marriage in Bangladesh

This Memorandum discusses the context, causes, consequences, and legal framework of child marriage in Bangladesh. Despite international, regional, and national laws that prohibit child marriage, the practice is common throughout

Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Socio-legal analysis

Child Marriage has long been practiced in Bangladesh and continues to exist in an alarmingly high rate. Researchers have looked at poverty, illiteracy and lack of awareness as major factors

Research on early and forced marriage in poor urban areas of Bangladesh

There are many factors that causes early marriage or forced marriage (EFM). The most common ones are socio-cultural, religious, economic and political factors. This study has found more factors that

Child Marriage: A Discussion Paper

Poor families often marry off their daughters to save them from violence. But in fact, young married girls are more vulnerable to domestic violence; especially if the husbands are a

Ending Child Marriage in a Generation: What research is needed?

Child Marriage has been identified as a universally persistent issue that acts as a major drawback for development. Yet, the numerous studies conducted in this area are not collectively consistent

Girl Child Issues to re-consider

Whenever we think of the treatment of a girl child, in the fraction of a moment we recall the famous ‘Mina Cartoon’ and surprisingly the situation is quite the same

Untying The Knot: Exploring Early Marriage in Fragile States World Vision UK, 2013

Marriage, in general represents a festive occasion which everyone anticipates with much enthusiasm. Happy, joyous and festive are the general expressions associated with the idea of marriage. But this is