Child marriage
Child marriage is a formal marriage or informal union entered into by an individual before reaching the age of 18. The legally prescribed marriageable age in many jurisdictions is below 18 years, espe...
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The ‘saddest bride I have ever seen': Child marriage is as popular as ever in Bangladesh
Heartbreaking photos show the reality that nearly a third of all girls in Bangladesh will marry before the age of 15. On her wedding day, 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to ...
An Indian child bride is facing a $25,000 fine for rejecting her arranged marriage
One woman's drive to independent may end up costing her big time. The family of a 19-year-old Indian girl has been ostracized and fined 1.6 million rupees ($25,000) by a village council after she reje...
Afghan rapper escaped teen marriage by singing about it
A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 14 years old — by writing a rap song about it. The young rapper is now living and going to school in the US, and she...
11 Year Old Child Bride Speaks Out Before Being Killed
11 Year Old Child Bride Speaks Out Before Being Killed.
Child marriage in India
Child marriage in India, according to Indian law, is a marriage where either the woman is below age 18 or the man is below age 21. Most child marriages involve underage women, many of whom are in poor...
Interfaith marriage in Judaism
Interfaith marriage in Judaism (also called mixed marriage or intermarriage) was historically looked upon with very strong disfavour by Jewish leaders, and it remains a controversial issue amongst the...
An Indian child bride is facing a $25,000 fine for rejecting her arranged marriage
One woman's drive to independent may end up costing her big time. The family of a 19-year-old Indian girl has been ostracized and fined 1.6 million rupees ($25,000) by a village council after she reje...
Swara (custom)
Swara is a child marriage custom in tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is tied to blood feuds among the different tribes and clans where young girls are forcibly married to members of differ...
Conservative Halakha
Conservative Judaism views halakha (Jewish law) as normative and binding. The Conservative movement applies Jewish law to the full range of Jewish belief and practice, including thrice-daily prayer, S...
Nujood Ali
Nujood Ali (نجود علي) (born 1998) is a central figure in Yemen's movement against forced marriage and child marriage. At the age of ten, she obtained a divorce, breaking with the tribal tradition. I...
Ilham Mahdi al Assi
Ilham Mahdi al Assi was a 13-year-old Yemeni girl who died as a result of bleeding following her first sexual intercourse with her husband, 23-year-old Abed al-Hikmi, who was later detained by polic...
Balika Badhu (1976 film)
Balika Badhu (Hindi: बालिका बधू; translation: The Young Wife) is a 1976 Hindi film produced by Shakti Samanta and directed by Tarun Majumdar. The film is based on the Bengali novel by the same name b...
Balika Badhu (1976 film) - Wikipedia
Aisha
‘Ā’ishah bint Abī Bakr (613/614 – 678 CE; Arabic: عائشة‎ transliteration: ‘Ā’ishah [ʕaːʔiʃa], also transcribed as A'ishah, Aisyah, Ayesha, A'isha, Aishat, Aishah, or Aisha /ˈɑːiːˌʃɑː/) was o...
Aisha - Wikipedia
Child Marriage Restraint Act
Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 popularly known as the Sarda Act after its sponsor Rai Sahib Harbilas Sarda to the British India Legislature in India was passed on 28 September 1929, fixed the age o...
Amat al-Razzak Hammed
Professor Amat al-Razzak Hammed is the Minister for social affairs of Yemen. She has proposed new laws to punish fathers who force their daughters into young marriages. However this can be controversi...
Agunah
Agunah (Hebrew: עגונה‎, plural: agunot (עגונות); literally "anchored" or "chained") is a halachic term for a Jewish woman who is "chained" to her marriage. The classic case of this is a man who ...
Children's rights in Malaysia
Children's rights in Malaysia have progressed since Malaysia acceded to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1995 and introduced the Child Act in 2001.Government and civil society initia...
Vani (custom)
Vani (Urdu: ونی‎) is a cultural custom found in parts of Pakistan wherein young girls are forcibly married as part of punishment for a crime committed by her male relatives. Vani is a form o...
Ukuthwalwa
In South Africa, ukuthwala is the practice of abducting young girls and forcing them into marriage, often with the consent of their parents. The practice occurs mainly in rural parts of South Africa, ...
Battle of Bassorah
The Battle of the Camel, sometimes called the Battle of Jamal or the Battle of Bassorah, took place at Basra, Iraq on 7 November 656. A'isha heard about the killing of Uthman (644-656), the third Cal...
Battle of Bassorah - Wikipedia
Reem Al Numery
Reem Al Numery (born 1996) is a children's rights activist in Yemen. Known for resisting child marriage, she was honored by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on March 11, 2009, with the Interna...
Balika Badhu (1967 film)
Balika Badhu is a 1967 Bengali film starring Moushumi Chatterjee (as balika badhu) & directed by Tarun Majumdar.
In ancient times in India there was a time when children got married and then ...
Balika Badhu (1967 film) - Wikipedia
List of child brides
This is a list of child brides, women of historical significance who married at a young age.Women have traditionally married at younger ages than menalthough the average age of marriage has increased ...
Marriage in Israel
Marriages in Israel can be performed under the auspices of the religious community to which couples belong, or for people who have proven to lack any religion, a "couplehood union" with rights and res...
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Shi'a view of Aisha
The Shi'a view of Aisha is generally unfavourable. This is primarily due to what they see as her contempt for the Ahl al-Bayt (the Islamic prophet Muhammad's family) and her attempts to stir up the fi...
Child Marriage (film)
Child Marriage (Hindi: बाल विवाह) is an award-winning 2005 American film documentary about the Indian and Hindu practice of engaging children before they are born (see Child Marriage in India).<...