Blog Posts - Child Marriage

GFA: Day 1 – Married at 14 and Widowed by 21

What would you do when you have to say ‘yes’ to an arranged married when you are 14, the age where you’re supposed to start making memories in high school with friends? I couldn’t imagine myself getting married at such a te...
by The Jesselton Girl on Aug 27, 2016

Afghan cleric, 60, arrested after marrying 6-year-old girl given as a 'religious offering'

(IBT) A respected cleric was arrested in Afghanistan after allegedly marrying a 6-year-old girl. Mohammad Karim claimed that the child was offered to him as a gift and that her parents had full knowledge of the marriage. But when the child was interv...
by Eye On The World on Jul 31, 2016

Tales of a child bride: ‘My father sold me,’ Ex-members of Twelve Tribes

Tales of a child bride: 'My father sold me for 12 cows' When she was 12, Grace was abducted and then raped and beaten every day for 11 months. Twelve Tribes: The Church Preached Child Abuse & Slavery According to ex-members of Twelve Tribes wh...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Jul 19, 2016

Not three or four, he married 55 women: Man who wedded 55 times, dies in Rajasthan

While most people barely get to marry once in their lifetime, Jiyaram Jat had 55 weddings in his life.Jat, who hailed from Barmer in Rajastha, was a charlatan who kept marrying girls, one after the other.Hindustan Times has reported his modus operand...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Jun 14, 2016

It’s Been Very Difficult For Me Without A Man Around Me – Actress Uche Ogbodo

After her failed marriage to her baby daddy which barely lasted a month, actress Uche Ogbodo has said it’s been difficult for her emotionally without a man. She says she sometimes needs the comfort of a man and someone she can trust, but sadly, the...
by Oh Zina on Jun 12, 2016

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Advocates Ban on Child Marriage

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Tuesday declared his opposition on child marriage saying most of the women suffering from reproductive health challenges were products of such marriages. While addressing a conference of Northern Muslims Reli...
by Oh Zina on May 25, 2016

Child Marriage Outlawed In Zimbabwe, See Why

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court puts an end to child marriages Despite many campaigns aimed at ending the scourge of child marriages, the practice continues legally in a number of countries. However, Zimbabwe is no The post Child Marriage O...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Feb 29, 2016

Too Young For Nuptial Tie

Will Child Marriage be Again in Vogue? There is no difference in many advanceand backward countries of the world so far as the law related to marriage and divorce is concerned. Just like every state in US can make its own law to decide the age o...
by Author's Diction on Oct 19, 2015

The one that got away

“This brave teen took on her family to prevent her forced marriage.  She looks like any other teenager in one of the many villages in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu. Large eyes, oiled hair in neat plaits and simply dressed in a salwar kameez.
by Divorced Doodling on Jan 16, 2014

UN | International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Urge To Eradicate Modern Forms Of Slavery December 03, 2013 | Top United Nations officials marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery today with a call for concerted action to eradicate the contemporary forms of this heinous pract...
by Mijiza's Blog on Dec 3, 2013

Plan’s Day of the Girl Celebrations in London

    It is a sad fact that in the 21st century, one in five girls will be denied their basic right to an education simply because of their gender. The perceived low-earning potential of girls, coupled with their families poverty means that m...
by Larger Family Life on Nov 28, 2013

The Dangers of Child Marriage

    Did you know that throughout the developing world there are millions of girls every year who are married while they are still children? Child marriage customers occur in many different countries around the world when children are given...
by Larger Family Life on Apr 3, 2013

Reema Khan Becoming Mother Soon 2013

Reema Khan Becoming Mother Soon 2013 Renowned Pakistani actress, Reema Khan – who not too long ago – married a Paki-American doctor, Shahab last year is expecting a child, according to the media reports. Reema married cardiologist Shahab Tariq S...
by Video Funyari on Jan 27, 2013

On Thin Ice – Talking Child Marriage in Nepal

On Thin Ice Everest Base Camp the Lazy Way: Day 18 “Nir,” I open, tentatively. We are on the last-but-one night of our trek, insha’allah, sitting in the cold of the village of Phakding, where we stopped on our first day, so, if I’m go...
by Travels with a Nine Year Old on Jan 15, 2013

Bel Biwaha

(Bael Biwaha/Bel Bibaha) or “Ehee” is a ritual that signifies a coming of age for Newar girls.  It is an age-old tradition followed devoutly by the Newar community – the predominant resident population in Patan, Kathmandu, Bhaktap...
by fafda jalebi on Feb 24, 2012

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