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The Philippines Passes Bill Criminalising Child Marriage For Anyone Under 18

A copy of the bill sighted by SAYS states that "child marriage is an act of child abuse as it debases, degrades, and demeans the intrinsic worth and dignity of children".The bill, called Senate Bill No 1373 or the 'Girls not Brides Act', defines children as persons under the age of 18 or those unable to fully take care of themselves or protect themselves from abuse, exploitation, or discrimination because […]

today11 November 2020

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Rape, Incest & Molestation Among 1,721 Sexual Crimes Committed Against Children This Year

According to New Straits Times, the ministry recorded 1,856 underage marriages in 2018 alone. Among the number, 1,542 cases involved Muslim couples, while 314 cases involved non-Muslim couples.Sabah topped the list of recorded underage marriages involving Muslims, while Pahang took the number one spot for non-Muslim cases.Here is the breakdown of cases according to each state and federal... Click here to read the full article. Source:

today19 August 2020