November 24, 2020

Iraq proposal to legalise child marriage sparks outrage

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Albawaba From Freedom United Iraq’s parliament voted “in principle” to approve amendments to the Personal Status Law, meaning girls as young a 9-years-old could marry. Albawaba News reports that currently the legal age for marriage is 18-years-old, though a judge can give permission for those as young as 15. In response to the proposed changes, […]