forced marriage - updates

Rappler's latest stories on forced marriage


40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery – ILO

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:15 AM

7 in 10 victims are women and girls, while 25% are children

130 million girls in South Asia in ‘forced marriage’ – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Forced and child marriage persists in countries throughout the region particularly in India Bangladesh Nepal Pakistan and Indonesia says the Global Slavery Index

NAIVE. A young Indian couple exchange garlands during their engagement ceremony at a mass marriage and engagement ceremony in Vadia village, around 250 km of Ahmedabad, India, 11 March 2012. Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

[DASH of SAS] Muslim religious leaders affirm 'sublime status' of women

Nov 30, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Muslim religious leaders endorse new fatwa on early and forced marriage and also address the health and empowerment of Muslim girls

Young, pregnant and poor

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:52 AM

For poor teenage mothers life is a roller coaster ride that just goes round and round

YOUNG AND PREGNANT. How do education, poverty, and pregnancy interplay in the Philippines? Photo by Joel Nito/AFP