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Recent public outrage over a proposal for a rape survivor to marry the man who allegedly abused her has raised concerns about gaps in regulations to protect sexual violence victims, prompting activists to call for policymakers to quickly pass the sexual violence eradication Bill.
Wedding scam in China sees two conwomen allegedly trick 19 men into fake marriages and make off with US$312,000
Two women with the help of a crooked matchmaker and two fake relatives tricked the men into unofficial marriages and received large sums and betrothal giftsThe country has 17.5 million more men aged between 20 and 40, regarded as the marriageable age, than women in the same age group
BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN): As early spring smog descended on Beijing on Thursday (March 4), Tiananmen Square, the political heart of the city, was under a massive security lockdown.
Campaigners say forced conversion and marriage of girls and woman from minority religions, including Hindus and Christians, is a growing problem in Muslim-majority Pakistan, with those from poor families and low castes largely targeted.
JAKARTA (ANN): The recent marriage of a 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) has put a spotlight on the high prevalence of child marriages in the province. Fifteen-year-old EB, a junior high school girl in Kumbak Dalem hamlet, Setiling village, Batukliang district accepted the proposal of 17-year-old UD, a boy she had known for only a year.
NEW DELHI (AFP): Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners warn years of progress tackling the practice is being undone.
PETALING JAYA: Hannah Yeoh is expected to be called up to Bukit Aman over her Tweet about the future of the National Strategy Plan in handling the causes of child marriage next Tuesday (June 23).
KOTA BARU: The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development did not intervene in the Kelantan government’s decision not to raise the marriage age limit for minors.