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Child marriage could become law in Iraq this week, but it’s a global scourge

When Iraqi voters go to the polls tomorrow they are likely to endorse parties that plan to legalise child marriage at nine years old. Based on Shia Islamic jurisprudence, what is called the Ja’afari personal status law was approved by the current Iraqi cabinet eight weeks ago. It describes girls…

Ending child marriage can boost India’s rise: Desmond Tutu

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s development is being slowed by discriminatory practices against women such as child marriage, which stifle their potential to contribute to growth, South African peace campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu said. “India is doing fantastically. I mean they are complaining about seven percent GDP growth. Imagine if…

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