Tanzania court upholds ruling to ban child marriage
A Tanzanian court has upheld a ruling banning the marriage of girls under the age of 18 and won praise from rights activists.
Family drags man to court for rights violation over child marriage
The family of Kamaldeen and Sherifat Adenike Adeoti has approached the Federal Capital Territory High Court seeking N100 million damage against an Ilorin businessman, Alhaji Murtala Akanbi, over alleged violation of their fundamental rights. The Adeoti family also prayed the court to direct Akanbi to make a written apology to them and have such published…
Nicolas Cage Wants Marriage Annuled After Just Four Days
Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage famous for his role as "The Ghost Rider" is seeking to get his marriage annulled after just four days According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the 55-year-old actor has filed for annulment Wednesday from makeup artist Erika Koike. The two reportedly got married in Las Vegas on March 23rd, the…
Child Marriage: Still a pressing global health concern
Child marriage remains a serious human rights violation against young children, which has been quite difficult to eradicate. It’s not just an issue specific to the African continent, but a dangerous problem occurring worldwide.
Cultural and religious bias driving up number of child brides in Nigeria
A report by UNICEF report titled `The State of the World’s Children 2017′ revealed Nigeria ranks 11th with 43% among the 20 countries in the world with the highest prevalence of child. Other African countries featured on the list include the Central African Republic 68%, Chad 67%, Burkina Faso 52%, and Mali 52%, South Sudan…
Hundreds protest against child marriage in Lebanon
Hundreds protested on Saturday in Lebanon against child marriage, demanding lawmakers forbid unions below the age of 18, in a country where some faiths allow girls to be wed at 14. Organised by civil society groups, the rally attracted women of all ages -- and some lawmakers -- who marched on parliament in the capital…
ECOWAS, others move to eliminate child marriage in West Africa
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed commitment to eliminate child marriage in the region through the validation and implementation of its reviewed Child Policy and Plan of Action. ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr. Siga Jagne, at an experts’ validation meeting on child policy in Abuja yesterday, said the…
Watch: R. Kelly Knew Aaliyah's Age When He Married Her
Embattled singer, R. Kelly who has been under heavy fire recently in Light of Lifetime's damning docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" that exposes his alleged abuse of multiple women and underage girls. One bone of contention amid all the arguments has been whether the singer knew about late singer, Aaliyah's age when he got married to her…
Shan George Writes On Child Marriage
Veteran Nollywood star, Shan George has reacted to the recent viral news of the the marriage between a 70-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl in Niger State. The actress in her reaction stated that she detests any religion or tradition that supports child marriage. According to her, child marriage subjects the child to "eternal emotional, psychological…
India accounts for 85m of 103m child marriages
India accounts for 85 million of the 103 million of the world’s child marriages.
‘Child marriage will cost developing nations trillions by 2030’
According to the report titled “Economic Impacts of Child Marriage”, in the past 30 years, the prevalence of child marriage (marriage or union before the age of 18) has decreased in many countries, but it still remains far too high.