Trinidad & Tobago Moves to End Child Marriage, Despite Religious Opposition

With the proclamation of The Children Act on May 18, 2015, Trinidad and Tobago raised the age of sexual consent from 16 to 18. Ironically, however, because The Marriage Act of 1923 is still on the books, the youngest legal age of marriage remains 12 for girls and 14 for boys, once there is parental consent. The issue caused a big hullabaloo back in May 2016. Read more here:

https://globalvoices.org/2017/01/13/trinidad-tobago-moves-to-end-child-marriage-despite-religious-opposition/?utm_source=Child+marriage+in+the+News+-+Girls+Not+Brides&utm_campaign=5683617382-CM+in+the+news+28%2F01%2F17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c21d02558c-5683617382-397922041

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