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‘Girl Defenders’ alliance lauds Philippines’ anti-child marriage law

The Philippines ranks 12th worldwide among countries with the highest numbers of child marriages

Court in Pakistan returns custody of 14-year-old girl to Christian family

An estimated 1,000 women and girls from Pakistan’s Hindu and Christian community are forcibly converted to Islam every year

Hunger forces Afghans to sell young daughters into marriage

The numbers of young girls getting betrothed started to rise during a 2018 famine and surged this year when the rains failed once more

Philippine House of Representatives passes bill prohibiting child marriage

The bill defines child marriage as the formal marriage between children under 18 years of age, or between an adult and a child

Pandemic causes rise in cases of child labor, child marriage in...

UNICEF warned that the progress achieved in past decades in terms of child protection could be erased by the consequences of the pandemic

UNICEF warns coronavirus pandemic can result in millions of child marriages

Child marriage increases risk of early and unplanned pregnancy, in turn increasing risk of maternal complications and mortality

Pakistani court, police accused of bias in case of forced conversion...

Father of 12-year-old girl kidnapped by Muslim man allegedly told to forget about it because she has converted to Islam

Pakistan court sends Catholic girl to shelter after marrying Muslim man

Court has also ordered several arrests over the case including cleric who conducted wedding ceremony

SPOTLIGHT: Humanitarian crisis drives children in Philippines conflict areas into early...

A bill that aims to make child marriage illegal has passed initial discussions in the country’s Senate

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