» 03/19/2016, 09.54
Nepal, taken from school and given in marriage: the plight of child brides
Although against the law, the practice of child brides for dowries is still widespread in the country. Educated girls cost greater sums of money because they must marry a higher-ranking man. To spend less, thousands of poor families withdraw their daughters from the schools. Activist: "It 'a chronic problem."
Young Nepali mother sets herself on fire after the birth of a third daughter
The tragedy took place yesterday in the district of Nwalparasi (Lumbini Region, southern Nepal). Kisun Naue was only 26 years old. The young woman comitted suicide for fear of the family reaction and judgment of the local population.
Nepal, civil society and religions against kidnapping of child brides
In the western districts forced marriages are still widespread: During special "festivals", young men choose the most beautiful girls and kidnap them, forcing them to marry. In Nepal, this practice is illegal, but the silence of the people prolongs this tradition. Girls as young as 11 among victims.
11/10/2016 12:56:00 INDIA
Indian Salesian: A "Children's parliament" to avoid the phenomenon of child brides
Today we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. According to UNICEF, 700 million girls are married in childhood. Another report said that every seven seconds a minor is forced to marry a much older man. "Betting on education. Forming children aware of their rights ".
06/12/2016 13:00:00 BANGLADESH
Lost childhood and education: Child marriages in Bangladesh
Poverty and traditional Islamic culture are the main causes. 55% of brides are under 18 years of age; 18% under 15. A new law would allow the wedding in "special circumstances" to save the honor of the girls. Three stories of child marriages.
06/05/2016 15:39:00 CHINA
Gansu, panic in the Party: a little girl reads the Koran at school
The authorities of the northwestern province react with fury to the video that depicts the pupil of an asylum who recites some verses from the Muslim holy book. An act "to be strongly condemned, because it damages the mental and physical health of the younger generation". China’s third largest Islamic community lives in the area. Although religious freedom and freedom of worship are protected by the Constitution, there are continuous violations to the rights of the faithful.
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