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The Philippines Passes Bill Criminalising Child Marriage For Anyone Under 18

today11 November 2020


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 of a physical or mental disability or condition.

It defines child marriage as any…

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Written by: Sadho Ram

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