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Underage marriages increase in Lebanon during pandemic
Middle East

Underage marriages increase in Lebanon during pandemic

Aid groups in Lebanon say the country’s ongoing economic crisis, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, is forcing more children into underage…
New personal status bill punishes arranging child marriage with imprisonment
Egypt

New personal status bill punishes arranging child marriage with imprisonment

The Egyptian House of Representatives’ Legislative Committee is preparing to discuss the new ersonal status bill, which punishes the arranged…
Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid COVID-19
World

Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid COVID-19

KOIDU, Sierra Leone (AP) — The man first caught a glimpse of Marie Kamara as she ran with her friends…
NCCM thwarts child marriage attempt in Upper Egypt
Egypt

NCCM thwarts child marriage attempt in Upper Egypt

The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) has successfully halted a marriage attempt between two minors in a village…
Yemen: Child bride’s marriage overturned, but cases rise
Middle East

Yemen: Child bride’s marriage overturned, but cases rise

An extraordinary case of child marriage in Yemen has highlighted the rising number of forced, underage weddings. In rare instances,…
Egypt’s top court says ‘Urfi’ marriage of minors is a violation of children’s rights
Egypt

Egypt’s top court says ‘Urfi’ marriage of minors is a violation of children’s rights

Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court said on Sunday that “Urfi” (unregistered) marriages of minors represent a violation of children’s rights and…
Egypt’s Childhood Council stops child marriage in Gharbiya
Egypt

Egypt’s Childhood Council stops child marriage in Gharbiya

The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) has stopped the engagement of two children in Gharbiya governorate, NCCM Secretary…
Labaki 1st Arab female filmmaker nominated for Oscar
Culture

Labaki 1st Arab female filmmaker nominated for Oscar

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki found out on January 22 that she is the first Arab female filmmaker to ever be…
MP suggests raising legal marriage age for girls to 21
Egypt

MP suggests raising legal marriage age for girls to 21

MP Souad al-Masry for Port Said governorate has proposed raising the legal marriage age for girls to 21 years old…
NCCM halts child-age marriage in Kafr el-Sheikh following viral video
Society

NCCM halts child-age marriage in Kafr el-Sheikh following viral video

The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) has taken measures regarding the engagement of two children in Kafr el-Sheikh,…
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