Underage Marriage: Morocco struggles to reduce number of affected young women

16% of teenage girls in Morocco are married under 18 years of age compared 3% in Algeria and Tunisia. By raising legal age from 16 to 18 in 2004, Morocco hoped to curb underage marriages however, justice ministry provided data that shows a futile effort.

Human rights activists continue to call for the abolition of articles of the family code that allow judges to certify marriages if the girl is 16, loves and can bear children. “A comprehensive reform is an urgent matter to ensure compliance with the constitution and guarantee effective equality between all family members,” said human rights lawyer Aicha Alehyane. Aicha strongly believes that Young women under 18 should be encouraged to get education. What do you think Morocco can do better?.

Click here: for more. http://dmsaffiliates.com/click.php?camp=3425&pubid=1898& https://jetpack.com/?aff=6647&cid=579302


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.