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Northern Nigerian Muslim Leader Advocates Minimum Age for Marriage

ICC Note: Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, just publicly announced his wish to raise the marriage age in Nigeria, doing away with the long standing Muslim tradition of marrying young girls off before they reach maturity. 183 more words

Prayer Uproar

"I Asked My Daughter To Retaliate If Her Husband Beats Her" – Emir Sanusi

Addressing a conference of Northern Muslims Religious Leaders Forum on Primary Health care in Kano, the former Central Bank Governor explained that the reproductive health challenges associated with such practice was enough to discouraged the age long tradition. 198 more words


Drought, hurting people but hurting even more the social backwards, children and women.

“They are neglected by default and design, as they are not counted in the census and they are denied coping mechanisms such as government jobs and subsidied rations by high-caste villagers and local officials.” 535 more words


Emir Of Kano, Sanusi, Advocates For Abolishment Of Child Marriage In Nigeria

The emir, who spoke at a workshop organised by the Northern Islamic Forum in Kano on Tuesday, said time had come when the Muslim community should live by the reality of economic recession and consequences of early marriage. 263 more words


"Let's focus on the real issue..."

This seems to be the refrain of religious leaders in favour of keeping the Marriage acts as they are, even if this allows the continuance of child marriages in Trinidad and Tobago. 1,533 more words

Current Issues

If I Were the IRO...

The rainy season has officially begun, but things are hotter than ever here in Sweet T&T, where the volume of disturbing issues to be addressed threatens to bury our activists under a mountain of pure WTF IS HAPPENING HERE? 561 more words


12 Things To Know About Child Marriage

Originally published on World Moms Blog.

My daughter, who recently turned 11, will be graduating from fifth grade in a few weeks.  After the summer break, she will continue on to middle school.   1,028 more words

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