Tag: child marriage

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Ado AminuDecember 28, 2020

Saudi Arabia bans underage marriage – a move that protects the rights of children

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken a step in the right direction, like its neighbours, with an unspoken caveat. ...

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EditorOctober 14, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Here’s how India managed to criminalise sex with minors

India’s Supreme Court ruled that sex with an underage girl is rape, even if she is married pic.twitter.com/DCEy68oasi — NowThis ...

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EditorJune 1, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Child marriage is not a ‘Muslim’ problem, Nigerians, it is all our problem

Nigeria was in the news in 2015 thanks to the revival of the hashtag #ChildNotBride in revolt to the new ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 14, 2017

Omoigui Osasogie: Gender inequality in Nigeria [NEXT]

by Omoigui Osasogie For many years women have struggled to be heard and continue to fight for equality and respect ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 4, 2017

Opinion: The travails of Nigerian women

by Olusola Adeyoose   BACKGROUND      About four years ago, something quite instructive happened at the University of Ibadan. It was ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 17, 2017

The Thread: This is why child abuse needs to stop

Child abuse is pervasive in society, some children have come to accept it without questioning. See below the story of ...

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Kolapo OlapojuMay 14, 2015

Senator Ahmed ‘Marries Children’ Yerima can’t be happy with Aisha Buhari’s new cause

by Kolapo Olapoju Definitely, one person, a Senator of the All Progressives Congress, will be furious at the new cause ...

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January 15, 2014

Opinion: Is homosexuality Nigeria’s biggest problem now?

by Moyo Salvador President Goodluck Jonathan has finally signed off on a bill to criminalize homosexuality with an attendant 14 ...

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October 19, 2013

#ChildNotBride: Singer, Tiwa Savage joins campaign against child marriage

by Adeola Balogun Musician Tiwa Savage has decided to lend her voice to a noble cause as she has joined ...

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September 7, 2013

“My husband did something painful from behind”: The UK Guardian spotlights Nigeria’s child brides

Ibrahim Kanuma winces as he recalls the moment a 63-year-old man asked him for his teenage daughter’s hand in marriage. ...

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September 5, 2013

Indian rape victim, six, forced to marry eight-year-old son of the ‘man who attacked her’

A six-year-old Indian girl who was locked in a room and raped is being forced to marry the eight-year-old son ...

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August 26, 2013

WATCH: “Maturity is determined by a girl’s parents,” Senator Yerima speaks on ChannelsTV #ChildNotBride

by ‘Jola Sotubo Senator Ahmed Yerima was interviewed on Channels TV yesterday to shed light on why he is in ...

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July 27, 2013

Roz Ben-Okagbue: Is the removal of S29 the answer to eradicating child marriage?

by Roz Ben-Okagbue The long and short of it all is that just as Yerima argued in the Senate, the ...

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July 26, 2013

Femi Fani-Kayode: A final word on child marriage

by Femi Fani-Kayode Paedophilia, child sex, child slavery, child rape and child marriage cannot be justified under any circumstances in ...

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July 26, 2013

“There is a lack of ownership of the 1999 Constitution” – Oby Ezekwesili addresses the #ChildNotBride debate (TWEETS)

by Isi Esene Former World Bank Vice President, Oby Ezekwesili has lent her voice to the growing number of Nigerians ...

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July 24, 2013

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Yerimaaan! Senator Sani ‘Superhero’ Yerima like you’ve NEVER seen him before (WATCH)

by Oge Okonkwo Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima  is given special prominence as a superhero with the name ‘Yeriman’ in an ...

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July 24, 2013

Opinion: Meet Sani Yerima, the libidinous senator

by Bayo Oluwasanmi What type of people do we elect to run the affairs of our country? What do you ...

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July 24, 2013

Opinion: Child marriage to gay rights – One good law deserves another

by Caleb Iniolu If we as Nigerians want to start making laws based on religion, then our constitution can as ...

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July 23, 2013

Gov. Dickson sure has a thing for under-age girls too – and more, in today’s news roundup with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze ….Bayelsa etibo, Dickson, shows it is not only Yerima that has a thing for under-age girls as ...

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July 22, 2013

YNaija Ombudsman: Why we align ourselves with the #ChildNotBride campaign

by Editorial Board After the initial burst of emotions and passion following the Senate’s constitutional amendments last week, a counter-movement ...

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July 21, 2013

Opinion: Now that your 10-year-old girl is of marriageable age…

by Ayo Sogunro What the law tries to do is simple: it tries to give a woman who finds herself ...

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July 20, 2013

#InCaseYouMissedIt: SEE the full list of senators who voted “against” forbiding underage marriage in Nigeria

by Chi Ibe Recently,  the Senate voted against the proposed amendments to the Constitution which forbids underage marriage in Nigeria ...

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July 20, 2013

Myne Whitman: Child marriage – Where we ALL got it wrong!

by Myne Whitman It is said that a large number of Nigerians don’t really know the law or their rights, and ...

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July 20, 2013

Femi Fani-Kayode: A nation of depraved perverts and paedophiles

by Femi Fani-Kayode …Every single member of the Nigerian Senate that voted with Yerima on that day and that supported his ...

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July 20, 2013

Opinion: Child marriage – Stealing their right to inocence

by Hannatu Musawa Every child should, at the very least have the right to grow up and every child should, ...

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November 16, 2012

TICKER: Woman sell daughter, 12, as wife to ‘mentally retarded man’ for $551

A 12-year-old girl from southwest China’s Guizhou Province was sold by her mother for 3,500 yuan (US$551) to a family ...

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