Where children opt for marriage over school

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By Hai Thu   July 5, 2022 | 11:37 am GMT+7

Where children opt for marriage over school

A H’Mong ethnic girl standing next to a corn field in Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc ThanhGiang Thi Mai, an eighth grade student, remarried a week after escaping a marriage by abduction for fear of becoming a woman no one would marry.

On the morning of January 31, in a house surrounded by a peach garden in Ta De village in the northern Son La Province’s Van Ho District, the 14-year-old looked in the mirror, combed her long hair, put on lipstick, and then ventured out.

That day her cousin on the other side of the village was getting married, and Mai and a friend put on their best clothes and headed to the wedding.

While they were on the way they were stopped by seven young men on three motorcycles. The tallest person flirted with Mai and said: “You look stunning today. Want to go to Hang Kia Commune and hang with us?”

The friend sitting behind her was terrified and clinging to Mai’s shirt. Both of them stayed silent.

One of the motorbikes sped up and blocked the road, causing Mai and her friend to fall off their motorbike.

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Female Muslim clerics in Indonesia issue rare fatwas

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Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia declared a series of fatwas Thursday, including one to tackle child marriage, a rare example of women taking a leading religious role in the Muslim-majority country.

 
Among the fatwas issued was one against women being sexually abused; and one against environmental destruction, in a country that struggles every year with huge fires that are started illegally and devastate vast swathes of rainforest. (Photo: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

CIREBON: Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia declared a series of fatwas on Thursday (Apr 27), including one to tackle child marriage, a rare example of women taking a leading religious role in the Muslim-majority country.

The fatwas – religious edicts that have no legal force but are influential – were issued at the end of a three-day congress of female clerics in the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population. Tiếp tục đọc “Female Muslim clerics in Indonesia issue rare fatwas”

Infographic: Violence against women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Date : 06 November 2015

UNWomen – One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner. Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic that takes place in public and private spaces. Together we can and must end this pandemic. Print options: 11×17 | 21×32.5 Tiếp tục đọc “Infographic: Violence against women”

Child marriage: a devastating effect of the refugee crisis

By Mabel van Oranje

Oct 22 2015

weforum – The global refugee crisis triggered by the Syrian war and other conflicts poses a major challenge for governments around the world. Behind the scenes, though, it is exacerbating another, less visible, but equally disturbing global phenomenon: a dramatic increase in child marriage.

When families find themselves in dire straits because of war or natural disaster – without a home or income, with worries about security and an uncertain future – many choose to marry off their daughters, often to older men. Parents may believe this is the only way they can protect and provide for these young girls. The impact, however, can be devastating. Child brides are often affected by domestic violence and face overwhelming pressure to have children when they themselves are still children. Most of them are also denied education, even though this is a well-established route out of poverty. Tiếp tục đọc “Child marriage: a devastating effect of the refugee crisis”