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Child marriage has been missing from international development agendas...Around the world today, approximately 400 million women were married as children. This practice is particularly prevalent in certain parts of Africa. In Chad and Niger, for
Uganda Uganda is seeing a rise in the number of women seeking divorce, in part because of a more equal legal environment and increased education for women. Ugandan lawmakers are currently considering legislation, expected to pass this year, which
18 April 2013 An Egyptian woman has been ordered to pay her former husband 5240 in compensation after he discovered she had lied to him about her virginity...The court upheld a previous ruling that found she had deceived her husband and increased the
One person is reported to have been killed in Rumbek Central County, the capital of Lakes state, on Thursday, the day before South Sudan celebrated International Women's Day, over a family feud over an out-of-marriage pregnancy dating back to 2002.
It took a while, but Aynuru Altybaeva finally convinced her parliamentary colleagues that old "tradition" was criminal behaviour. Feb 13 The politician behind a tough new law on bride-stealing says she hopes it will deter men from abducting women,
In the last few years, the phenomena of China's "leftover women" that is, women over the age of 28 who are unmarried has become a hot topic amongst China and China-watchers. But the fact is these so-called "leftover women" are probably an overhyped
South Sudan's Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny, has warned the largest communities in the country to refrain from bullying smaller communities saying this can create further disunity among the people. South Sudan's Vice-President, Riek Machar (
There are a number of issues to ponder after the family and marriage Bills sailed through the first reading in Parliament. They are now awaiting the second and third readings to become law. The proposed laws should, however, be handled with care
The government should immediately disarm everyone in possession of illegal firearms in the volatile areas of the country. The government should also educate the communities that it is not a must for one to pay dowry since young men in these regions
The Cabinet recently approved the Marriage Bill, 2012 in an effort to phase out old laws. The current marriage laws are complex, unpredictable and inefficient. The new Bill seeks to unify the different systems of marriage that are currently in place.