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Activists Oppose Proposed Law To Legalize Marriage For Children As Young As 9 In Iraq

The Guardian: ‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalize marriage for children as young as nine
“A new law that could legalize marriage for children as young as nine in Iraq would be ‘catastrophic,’ setting back women’s rights by half a century, activists said. The proposal, an amendment to Iraq’s personal status law, would allow clerics of Muslim sects to govern marriage contracts. Public demonstrations were held last weekend by civil society and women’s rights groups against the amendment…” (McVeigh, 11/14).

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