October 10, 2016

‘I had to:’ Inside the mind of an ‘honour’ killer in Pakistan

For generations now in Pakistan, they’ve called it “honour” killing, carried out in the name of a family’s […]
October 10, 2016

Pakistan cracks down on ‘honor killers’ with passage of new law

Lawmakers in Pakistan passed a much-anticipated new law that mandates a stiff penalty for those convicted of so-called […]
October 3, 2016

Memory Banda shares her fearless journey to stand up against child marriage in Malawi

“I really need to step up.” Those are the life-changing words that ran through young Memory Banda‘s head […]
October 3, 2016

Migrant child brides put Europe in a spin

Should a 14-year-old married girl who migrates to Europe be viewed as a child – or a spouse? […]
October 3, 2016

Fragile Progress in Global Fight Against Child Marriage

In a progress report released yesterday, the international coalition Girls Not Brides found that global rates of child marriage are […]
October 3, 2016

Child marriage: A closer look at the story behind the Australian headlines

Last week the New South Wales government said a “tsunami of young girls” were being forced to marry […]
October 3, 2016

Tanzania: Marriage Act At Advanced Stage – Mwakyembe

A GOVERNMENT review of the outlived Marriage Act 1971 seeking to empower women and curb child marriage is […]
October 3, 2016

Legal marrying age should be equal for woman and men in Taiwan, says legislator

The legal age of marriage for women should be raised from 16 to 18, just as it is […]
October 3, 2016

Denmark reverses decision on separating refugee ‘child brides’ from partners in asylum centers

Denmark has acknowledged that its earlier decision to separate married couples in refugee centers if a spouse happened […]
October 3, 2016

How a 14-year-old Syrian Refugee is Fighting to End Child Marriage

Omaima Hoshan, 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in […]
October 3, 2016

Egypt approves tougher jail terms for FGM

More than nine in 10 women and girls aged 15 to 49 in Egypt have undergone FGM. Egypt has […]
September 19, 2016

The first rule of the married girls’ club is: empower girls

Fatuma was married off five years ago, when she was just 13. Like most girls from the remote […]
September 19, 2016

Rights group: Nepal failing to stop child marriage

In a new report, Human Rights Watch criticised the government for failing to follow through with promises of […]
September 19, 2016

Bangladesh launching Red Card Campaign to prevent child marriage, sexual harassment

The government is going to launch a school-level campaign against child marriage and sexual harassment in Bangladesh. The country […]
September 19, 2016

Parents in the firing line as child marriage continues

EVEN after education and sensitization on gender issues, some parents are still defiant. Last week, a 15 yearold […]


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