Understanding Child Marriage

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

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Laws Regarding Marriage and Divorce Especially Pertaining to 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

How to Reduce and Ultimately Prevent 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‚Äôs 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??