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Enforcing Guatemala’s New Marriage Age Of 18 Will Prove Challenging In Rural Areas, Women’s Rights Advocates Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Guatemala bans child marriage, big change for rural areas
“Guatemala has raised the minimum age for marriage to 18, but women’s rights campaigners said enforcing the new law would be a challenge in a country where nearly one-third of girls are currently married by that age. … Rights campaigners say achieving the cultural change the law envisages will be a particular challenge for Guatemala’s Maya indigenous communities, who live in poor rural areas where child marriage is most common…” (Moloney, 11/11).

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