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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:08 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/200000-children-married-us-15-years-child-marriage-child-brides-new-jersey-chris-christie-a7830266.html






  • One third of girls in the developing world are married before the age of 18 and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15.



  • In 2012, 70 million women 20-24 around the world had been married before the age of 18.



  • If present trends continue, 150 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday over the next decade. That’s an average of 15 million girls each year.



  • While countries with the highest prevalence of child marriage are concentrated in Western and Sub-Saharan Africa, due to population size, the largest number of child brides reside in South Asia.






https://www.icrw.org/child-marriage-facts-and-figures/


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Post by Jules on Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:09 am

Is it OK if I contribute to this thread without mentioning left wing or right wing? Cos I am getting sick of those expressions now. Can't we even discuss child marriages without bringing LW or RW into it?? scratch

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 am

Jules wrote:Is it OK if I contribute to this thread without mentioning left wing or right wing? Cos I am getting sick of those expressions now. Can't we even discuss child marriages without bringing LW or RW into it?? scratch

Happy to leave out any politics on this.

So present and contribute something on the topic of Child marriages Jules

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Post by Jules on Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:13 am

I have done many threads on child marriages in previous years, as it's a rampant practice all over the middle east, africa and south america ........  plus it also still happens in some places in Europe and the US where the authorites are prepared to turn a blind eye. European gypsies can legally marry underage.


I find its easier to concentrate on the age of consent, cos those stats are easier to study. You can unearth quite surprising results. Some places technically do not even have a minimum age of consent!!!

I also wonder about places like Mexico which has extremely lax attitudes to child marriages and underage sexual activity, and it's right next to the US which has far stricter rules.

UK legislation is definitely one of the strictest by far, thank goodness.

Child marriages are a monumental injustice to the child, .... goes without saying.

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Post by Jules on Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:16 am

Oooopsy daisy this question which I asked earlier makes no sense now, cos the thread title was changed and it wasn't mentioned that it had been changed. scratch > >
Jules wrote:Is it OK if I contribute to this thread without mentioning left wing or right wing?



The ORIGINAL title was  .... ''stupid, dumb left wing" or something  ......... and surely that was an absurd and most unpleasant title for a thread about child marriages. Surely we should be able to discuss such a serious subject without obsessing about LW/RW.

A number of  threads/posts have been made recently about people bringing in LW/RW too much into their posts? Wouldn't it be nice if folks took heed and modified their attitude instead of carrying on exactly as before!  I live in hope.

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