WHAT IS CHILD MARRIAGE?? Child marriage is the marriage between a person under the legal age of an adult (18 years of age) and another person over that age. The marriage of the two individuals are illegal under Malaysian law, however under Sharia law, people have overcome this. Child marriage typically occurs in the more … Continue reading Understanding Child Marriage
One third of girls in the developing world are married before the age of 18 and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15.In 2012, 70 million women 20-24 around the world had been married before the age of 18.If present trends continue, 150 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday … Continue reading Miscellaneous Statistics
"In my opinion, underage marriage causes more harm than good. A psychological review must be carried out to see whether the child is ready to shoulder the responsibility of being a wife. A marriage is more than a means for sexual release as it also entails rights and responsibilities of both partners." -From the Star,Syafiqah … Continue reading Different Opinions Towards Child Marriage
Malaysia is governed by a dual legal system, which means that the minimum age of marriage can be determined by either civil law or Shariah (Islamic) Law. For an easier understanding, marriage laws for Muslims and non-Muslims can be broken down as such: Muslims: Islamic Family Law enactments - laws set by state (different depending … Continue reading Laws Regarding Marriage and Divorce Especially Pertaining to Child Marriage
Child marriage is a serious problem which needs to be taken in to serious consideration by the leaders of our respective nations. There are many aspects which we need to analyse to reduce or prevent child marriage from occurring in today’s generation. Certain aspects which help us tackle this problem include: (Credits: http://www.girlsnotbrides.org) Empowering girlsMobilising … Continue reading How to Reduce and Ultimately Prevent Child Marriage??