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6 Jan
Child marriage became illegal in the Philippines on Thursday as a law banning the practice took effect in a country where one in six girls enters wedlock before the age of 18.
11 Dec
A group under the auspices of Baobab for Women’s Human Rights has lamented that the present economic circumstances in the country are increasing women’s and girls’
29 Nov
A court has resumed hearing a case in which a judge was asked to formalise a religious wedding between a 12-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man, raising concerns across Iraq.
21 Nov
The tragedy of the plight of the girl-child in Nigeria can be directly traced to the selfishness and uncaring attitude of politicians and public office holders...
12 Nov
Save the Children International has revealed that Nigeria has the highest rate of child marriage in the world.
12 Oct
Nigerians joined the global community, yesterday, in bringing to the fore issues confronting the girl child, in commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child.
10 Aug
Studies have revealed that about 2.5 million girls are at risk of getting into early marriage in the country by year 2025 due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
11 May 2021
Child marriage is not a new phenomenon. Reports show that it is quite common in regions like Africa, Asia and South America.
7 May 2021
Report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, that 10 million girls below internationally acceptable marriage age may be married off before the end of the decade is alarming, one because of the huge health danger it poses to the children; and two because it will reverse gains....
8 Mar 2021
The outsized impact Covid-19 has had on women in some countries could result in an additional 10 million child marriages in this decade, according to a new analysis released Monday by Unicef.
11 Dec 2020
Traditional rulers, community leaders, and other stakeholders have been urged to support efforts aimed at ending child marriages, female genital mutilation, practices against widows
29 Nov 2020
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has stressed the need to teach young people to make informed decisions about their health and sexuality

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