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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

In Biblical times people were married at a very young age. Girls were usually betrothed before they reached puberty – majority of the time the marriage would have consummated when the girl reached puberty, and that was usually between the ages of 8, 9 or older,(Note: when a girl reached puberty prior to the 20th century, she was considered to be an adult in most cultures/societies). 4,207 more words

Abducting brides and stealing girlhood

I remember the first time I encountered child marriage by abduction.

I knew the statistics well: Prepared to address the issue of child marriage in a small town in Ethiopia, I sat with a group of women and sought to understand how they made sense of child brides. 552 more words

Human Rights

A Little Angel: Not a Bride

A girl child is perceived as a little angel by a proud parents. Meanwhile, there is this tradition: child marriage where parents decide their girl child’s marriage once she steps on the earth. 530 more words


Tanzania Ramps Up Efforts to End Child Marriage

A broad coalition of advocacy groups supported by the Tanzanian government is launching a new campaign to end the practice of child marriage in Tanzania. 303 more words

Thomson Safaris

Child Marriages in India

Indian constitution permits legal age of marriage of a girl child to be 18 and that of a boy as 21. However, it is shocking to hear in everyday news and witness girls aged much less than 18 , sometimes even infants, married off to boys twice her age and even men above 60. 556 more words


#ShowYourSelfie: Girls Should Be Free From Violence

Several weeks ago I received the joyous news that a new baby girl will join my sister’s family this Spring. When my six-year-old niece was born I had the privilege of helping my sister through labor and experienced the miracle of birth. 618 more words

Human Rights

Stuff Explained Sunday: What Child Marriage Means for Girls

Since yesterday we discussed a Plan International report on adolescent girls’ perceptions of their own empowerment in relation to education, marriage, pregnancy and everyday interractions, this Sunday I am featuring an infographic by… 29 more words

Educational Achievement